A positive imprint doesn't mean that a grasshopper will be reborn as a human with great interest in the Dharma in its next life. It creates a cause, maybe it will be many lives before it can become a practitioner.WeiHan wrote: ↑Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:19 amPeople have been saying whether one becomes a buddhist has something to do with the person's merit and karmic connection.
So..I am wondering.... Buddhists and great masters have been liberating animals in huge number. Before being liberated, holy prayers, mantras and powerful aspirations have been recited into the mind stream of these animals. Shouldn't we expect at least a fraction of these liberated animals to head back into the buddhist community since they should have a strong connection with these masters and community which saved their lives and positive imprints have been said into their mindstream?
if this is not the case, then what is the explanation?
Also, as others have said, there are countless worlds. Thinking that there is a finite number of beings living only on Earth, and so expecting to have progressively more humans and less animals, more Buddhists etc., does not make much sense.