mikenz66 wrote:mikenz66 wrote:Whether liberation is permanent or not was a point of disagreement between sects, so this line may be a late addition to the Theravada version.
No comments on this? I wasn't aware of it, and it puts some discussions about arahants in a different light...
Not sure what you mean here. Should we consider this idea as a real possibility? Then what would be the goal of the dhamma? What about the ubiquitous phrase "Birth is ended, the holy life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world"? Also a later addition?
Nah, can't take this serious.
Anyhow, thanks for the interesting discussion of this sutta. This part of the forum is a real gem. I never have anything intelligent to say but the interested discussions here are always worthwhile to read.