Q: Can beings in the six destinies other than humans also become Buddhas?
A: Beings in any destiny can achieve Buddhahood, but they must pass through the human destiny before they can become Buddhas. Animals cannot directly become Buddhas. On the path from being a living being to Buddhahood, the human destiny is a most important stage.
Q: How can laypeople "cut off desire and get rid of love"? What is desire? What is love?
A: If you laypeople don't understand, how can I, a left-home person, understand? I have already forgotten about those matters, and yet you ask me! It's like wanting to build a house and inquiring from a passerby.How can a passerby know the procedure for building a house?You should ask a carpenter. If you casually ask a person on the street, how would he know?
Q: To practice the Buddhadharma, we must have no desires. But if no one had any ambitions, there would be no progress in the world. How can a common person resolve this dilemma?
A: You say there can be progress only if people have ambitions. Well, what is progress? What has progress brought us? What advantages are there in progress?