The Ascetic Who Behaved Like a Dog

Kukkuravatika Sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 57 of 152

Translated by: Bhikkhu Sujato
Read by: Roland Kitchen


Some ascetics in ancient India undertook extreme practices, such as a vow to behave like an ox or a dog. The Buddha meets two such individuals, and is reluctantly pressed to reveal the kammic outcomes of such practice.