Lay arahant & death

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Lay arahant & death

Postby Upasaka Sumana » 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.
Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: Lay arahant & death

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Re: Lay arahant & death

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:34 pm

Thank you Mike.
Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122


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