About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

A forum for beginners and members of other Buddhist traditions to ask questions about Theravāda (The Way of the Elders). Responses require moderator approval before they are visible.
villkorkarma
Posts: 506
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:43 pm

About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby villkorkarma » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:36 pm

Who are the living arahants on this planet today?
Do arahants ever sleep?
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

User avatar
Aloka
Posts: 5058
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:51 pm

Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby Aloka » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:01 pm

Hi villkorkarma,

Personally I don't think genuine arahants would declare their attainments - so I think its probably difficult to answer your question. I'm also not sure why you think that they wouldn't sleep.

with metta,

Aloka

User avatar
Paul Davy
Site Admin
Posts: 16484
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:17 pm

Greetings,

villkorkarma wrote:Do arahants ever sleep?

The Buddha slept, so yes.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5296
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:30 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

villkorkarma wrote:Do arahants ever sleep?

The Buddha slept, so yes.

Metta,
Retro. :)


And sometimes he even over slept:

Buddha's sleep duration
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4034

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

villkorkarma
Posts: 506
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:43 pm

Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby villkorkarma » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:36 pm

becourse a person that was sayed to be a arahant and also was sayed to didnt sleep. webu sayadaw, lived in Burma. there is videos with him on "pariatti.com" if you google his name.
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )


Return to “Discovering Theravāda”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: seeker242 and 9 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine

cron