greeting you all here. i don't know that the concept of panna in relation to bodhisatta ideal in therevada buddhism is the same to that of arahat. I found some say that the panna is the same in both bodhisatta and arahat in theravada,because their final goal is same. is this point wrong or not? if someone can answer me in details, i will not confuse them anymore.
The insight into the four nobles truths of all arahants is the same, but the Wisdom of the Buddha is immeasurable and more extensive than that of the Arahant. Prior to enlightenment the Bodisatta has not attained the same wisdom as the arahant as he has not attained arhattamagga.
A Buddha aspirant is said to practice all the 10 paramis to the '3rd degree' (paramatta-parami), to the second degree (upa-parami) to become an paccekabuddha and to the 'normal' level to become an arahanth. So even the panna parami will be practiced to the greatest degree..
IIRC its to do with the limitations in practising the perfections of giving and so forth.
The 3rd degree means without limit, fulfilling the perfections even at the cost of one's own life. The 2nd degree means fulfilling the perfections even at the cost of one's own limbs, eyes, etc. The 1st degree means fulfilling the perfections below such limitations.
thank you all. but do you mean that panna is same to the panna-parami and the different between them depending on different degree? is the bodhisatta's panna lower that of arhant? but in the term of process not fruit, is the panna the same or not? my question here is that the fruit of a boddhisatta is the buddhahood, which is higher than arahantship. however, in the process of practicing panna, do they practice the same panna in order to obtain their fruit? we know that threefold training is fundamental process to attain liberation in buddhism. and the panna means "to know", is this meaning difference between a bodhisatta and arhant?
What Makes an Elder? : A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool. But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened. -Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Most of the bodhisattas the panna isn't more than arahan. the bodhisattas spent the times a lot before to be buddha. the bodhisattas spent the times about 2 asongkhai +100,000 kappa when they would be the paccekabuddhas. the time might be difference , it depends on about the indicator of them. the time less than when the bodhisattas use indicator of panna. and spent the time more than when them use indicator of faith and the end it spent the time very much they use the indicator of viriya . but sammasambuddhas spent the time as the same but more than paccekabuddhas. it depends on the indicator they use. the first start of bodhisattas sometime didn't know the dhamma. but he might be a king because he did the good karma in the past before rebirth. the asongkhai and mahakappa are the time of india. u can read from this.