SarathW wrote:There is no place called Nirvana, there is no person to attain Nirvana and there is nothing to be attained.
So I think, you can't find one!
If there is no person to attain Nirvana.....then what is the point in buddhism?
There is nothing to be attained.....then why is one here?
If you can't find one.....then the teaching cannot be true!
The above statements are similar within the Heart Sutra.....reading and not understanding is not the same as one who reads and understands the true meaning.....they are two very different things!
Thanks. I see your point. It is wrong to say that there is a person or there is not a person, etc. The truth is in the middle just like the equilibrium!
In conventionally speaking there is an Arahant or Buddha but in absolute sense there is none. When we say Buddha or Arahant we are refering to the copreal body of the Arahant. In that sense that
there are Arahant you can find.
I think the best way to find an Arahant is to become one. Otherwise we will have misconception and will see normal persons (acadamics) as Arahants.
Say you are living in Australia and want to go to Paris. So you want to find someone who has been to Paris. The sure way to find out is you go there yourself. When you getting to the taxi you know that the taxi driver has never been there. In the air port you might find someone like you who want to go to paris. In Singpore you will find someone in transit to Paris. In London when you got in to Eurostar (Bullet train) you will find that they all want to go to Paris. Not only that you will find some people who have been to Paris many times!
So Dhamma wheel is like the Bullet train you certainly can find an Arahant here!