Prasadachitta wrote:I like your list David so rather than rewrite most of it Ill just say I like Dhammadina who expounded the transcendent sequence of conditionality to her husband.
David N. Snyder wrote:Perhaps more didn't respond because my list was already too complete.
So to perhaps revise this: If you could only pick one historical teacher / figure, which would it be? And with the provision that you cannot pick Buddha, since it is a given he was the best and foremost in knowledge and wisdom. So, NOT counting the Buddha, which historical figure is your favourite?
I'll start with:
He was the "general of the Dhamma" known for his great wisdom. I also like how he was born in Nalanda and passed away there too; appropriate place as the future place of learning it was / became. And also that he was enlightened at Vulture Peak, also one of my favorite places.
Bothi wrote:I do not know if she could be accepted as an historical or not, but my favorite teacher is Upasika Kee Nanayon... Very simple and very helpful explanations she had...
With respect to all,
fig tree wrote:I feel like there maybe should be separate categories[...]teachers we know from history.
In the second category, I think we should put in a word for Ledi Sayadaw.
David N. Snyder wrote:Similar to the 'Your favorite contemporary teachers' this is to provide your list of your favorite historical teachers or figures. By historical figures, I am referring to the time of Buddha up to Ashoka's time (6th century BCE to 3rd century BCE)
Here is my list:
Citta (layman, anagami)
Anathapindika (layman, sotapanna)
Vajjira (bhikkhuni and original author of the chariot assembly of parts)
Maha Pajapati Gotami (Buddha's step mother, first bhikkhuni)
Visakha (laywoman, sotapanna)
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