About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

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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 : )

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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,

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Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:17 pm

Greetings,

villkorkarma wrote:Do arahants ever sleep?

The Buddha slept, so yes.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

Neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: 'Certainly, this is not the Blessed One's utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu — or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.' In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it. (DN 16)

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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:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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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 : )


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