the different type of buddhas

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villkorkarma
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the different type of buddhas

Postby villkorkarma » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:32 pm

is the bodhisattva the category of those who has reached buddhahood with teaching -enlightenment?
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby Derek » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:54 pm

Do you mean bodhisattva in the Theravada tradition or bodhisattva in the Mahayana tradition?

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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby villkorkarma » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:02 pm

i ment in mahayanatradition but i didnt know it could exist in theravada to
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby Derek » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:13 pm

In Mahayana, a bodhisattva is one who has taken a vow to postpone their own enlightenment until they can assist all sentient beings to become enlightened. So a bodhisattva, be definition, is one who NOT a buddha yet.

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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby Aloka » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:40 pm

villkorkarma wrote:i ment in mahayanatradition .....


You can ask about the Mahayana interpretation here:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/


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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby plwk » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:52 pm

Bodhisatta: 1 2 3
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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