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Sammasambuddha, Paccekabuddha, Arhat

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Sammasambuddha, Paccekabuddha, Arhat

Postby Tom » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:17 am

I am undecided as to whether or not I should follow a path to Sammasambuddhahood or Paccekabuddhahood or Arhatship because I'm not sure which choice would benefit the most number of beings. Is this information at all found within the Tipitaka?

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Re: Sammasambuddha, Paccekabuddha, Arhat

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:29 am

Hello ccharles,

This might be of interest:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ttvas.html

With metta,
Chris
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Re: Sammasambuddha, Paccekabuddha, Arhat

Postby kc2dpt_deactivated » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:20 pm

ccharles, what is the difference between those paths?
I'm not asking about the goals of the paths.
I'm asking about the paths themselves.
How will your day to day practice differ on one path vs another?

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Re: Sammasambuddha, Paccekabuddha, Arhat

Postby Dhammanando » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:26 am

Résumé

A Buddha’s path’s a lengthy lag,
Paccekabodhi’s a lonely drag;
Rōshis are stuck in ritualistic ruts,
And myōkōnin are gullible nuts.
The mahāsiddha is a noisome corybant,
So you might as well settle for being an arahant.


(with apologies to Dorothy Parker)

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Re: Sammasambuddha, Paccekabuddha, Arhat

Postby Feathers » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:05 am

Thanks for leading me to the poems of Dorothy Parker, and giving me an early morning chuckle :smile:
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