A question about Gautama

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A question about Gautama

Postby Individual » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:06 pm

Was Gautama a direct student of the previous Buddha, before he became a bodhisattva?
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Re: A question about Gautama

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:27 pm

[MN-81] Ghatikara Sutta: Ghatikara the Potter.
http://www.mahindarama.com/e-tipitaka/M ... /mn-81.htm

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Re: A question about Gautama

Postby Individual » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:28 pm

Then great king, the mother and father of the potter Ghatikara said.’ ‘Who is it that removes the grass from the roof?’ ‘Sister, it is the bhikkhus, the Blessed One perfect rightfully enlightened one’s perfumed chamber is leaking.’ ‘Take them! Good ones, you speak good words.’ Then great king, the potter Ghatikara coming home approached his mother and father and asked. ‘Who removed the grass from the roof?’ ‘It’s the bhikkhus, dear one, the roof of the perfumed chamber of the Blessed One Kassapa, perfect and rightfully enlightened one is leaking.’ Then it occurred to the potter Ghatikara. It is great gain for me, that the Blessed One perfect and rightfully enlightened has taken me into such confidence. That pleasant joy would not leave him for two weeks, and for the mother and father it lasted one week. Then that house stood roofless for three months and it did not rain. Great king, the potter Ghatikara is such a one.’

That seems greedy

Kassapa's roof was leaking, so they ripped apart a house belonging to a sick, old couple?
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