Lay arahant & death

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
User avatar
Upasaka Sumana
Posts: 885
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:53 pm
Location: Manchester, UK
Contact:

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.
My motto, philosophy, and guiding principle: You should do what’s good, Stephen. You should do what’s good. Always choose whatever is good.

User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 12023
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Lay arahant & death

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


User avatar
Upasaka Sumana
Posts: 885
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:53 pm
Location: Manchester, UK
Contact:

Re: Lay arahant & death

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

Thank you Mike.
My motto, philosophy, and guiding principle: You should do what’s good, Stephen. You should do what’s good. Always choose whatever is good.


Return to “General Theravāda discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine