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Mahayana Bodhisatta and Theravada Stream-Enterer

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Mahayana Bodhisatta and Theravada Stream-Enterer

Postby clw_uk » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:49 am

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In Mahayana, as far as i understand, a bodhisatta is someone who holds of nibbana in order to save other beings, however in Theravada and sutta terms wouldnt this mean that a bodhisatta is still quite ignorant, since they would be below the level of Stream-Enterer because if they reached that level then they would be destined for nibbana and wouldnt have a choice to hold it off


Im not trying to put down Mahayana but just thought this was a contradiction of the pali suttas


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good point

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