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Path to Buddhahood

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Path to Buddhahood

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Tiltbillings wrote:
"Putting an end to suffering is what the Buddha was all about, becoming no less than what he became, awake, buddha."

Putting an end to suffering is what the Buddha was about, becoming what he became, awake, and more possibilities to become perfect in every way..

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Re: Path to Buddhahood

Postby santa100 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:27 am

Tiltbillings wrote:
"One can gain more powers, but being awake, buddha, is the only perfection that really matters"

Obviously the ending of suffering should be a perfection that matters a lot. Nevertheless, the fact remains clear that there'll be a lot more to be done, to fully earn all Ten Epithets, not just the epithet of Arahant, but also the epithet of Samma-Sambuddha..

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Re: Path to Buddhahood

Postby santa100 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:42 am

Tiltbillings wrote:
"Did the Buddha teach earning the "epithet of Samma-Sambuddha" as a goal?"

Did He ever tell not to earn the epithet of Samma-Sambuddha?

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Re: Path to Buddhahood

Postby santa100 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:51 am

Tiltbillings wrote:
"That seems to be a thing that developed after the death of the Buddha. I am inclined to think that if the Buddha had thought it was important he would have clearly taught it."

Obviously the keyword is "Seems to be", so your're entitled to your own interpretation..

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Re: Path to Buddhahood

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Re: Path to Buddhahood

Postby santa100 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:09 am

Tiltbillings wrote:
" Where that sort of thing starts to take place is in the post-death of Buddha literature among the various schools of Buddhism that were popping up, where we start getting biographies (hagiographies) of the Buddha, a valorization of the Buddha that starts separating him from the arahant in terms of status in ways not found in the suttas. It is out of that that the idea of a bodhisatta path emerges, not out the direct teachings of the Buddha."

And without "that sort of things", young prince Siddhattha would never become the the 28th Samma-Sambuddha. Kassapa Buddha would have no sucessor, and you wouldn't be here to "grade" the Buddha's capability..

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