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What does the Tipitaka say about this?
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you could go through and count them, i dont think there is a list
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If we take Magha Puja day - there were 1250 (gathered in one place). During the First Council after Mahaparinibbana - 500 arahants (gathered in one place). So I think overall quantity is not much more than these numbers. Possibly 3000-4000 as maximum (during all his life).
In some sutta Buddha says that there are not one hundred, not two hundred, but more. He doesn't say there "thousand".
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