Lay arahant & death

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Lay arahant & death

Postby Stephen K » 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.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative.

With much metta,
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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 Stephen K » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:34 pm

Thank you Mike.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative.

With much metta,
Stephen K (Upāsaka Sumana)


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