I think it's because it's the other way around, people have the chances to have more children if more beings are being reborn as humans and need the parents. It's not like in Catholicism, where you have children so you can save their souls.gyougan wrote:It is said that being born as a human being is a rare gift since only as humans we can practice Dharma. Doesn't this imply that we should have as many children as possibly so that more sentient beings can have the precious privilege of being born as a human being - and the chance to practice Dharma?
I have never heard any Buddhist teacher recommend having children because of this reason. Why is that?
plwk wrote:Why Blue Garuda, does thou thinkest for a moment that without children, one cannot practise compassion, patience, tonglen etc.? My ex bosses are more than what I can handle already.... or that tuxedo cat...
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