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.
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Sumana (Stephen)

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

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

Thank you Mike.
With metta,
Sumana (Stephen)

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