Lay arahant & death

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Sumano
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Lay arahant & death

Postby Sumano » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:13 pm

I've heard that when a lay follower becomes an Arahant he/she is on the verge of death, unless he/she joins the monastic order. Does anyone know the canonical source and explanation or commentary on it? Thanks.
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

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Re: Lay arahant & death

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:25 pm


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Re: Lay arahant & death

Postby Sumano » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:34 pm

Thank you Mike.
I am on the path, however not yet advanced. Any opinions or insights I share are meant entirely for discussion purposes and in cases where people might find them beneficial in whatever way. Since I am not advanced on the Path, I cannot guarantee that what I say will always necessarily be 100% true or in line with the Dhamma. However, having had an extremely interesting life with a wide variety of different (many of them deep) experiences, I hope that anything I share will be of use, provide food for thought, and inspire interesting and beneficial discussions.

Mettā to all! :anjali:


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