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Sariputra

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Sariputra

Postby aylmert » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:10 am

As refered to the website
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/db_01.htm

If Sariputra has attained Nirvana, why does the Buddha say this?

Buddha said: "Sariputra! I predict one day you will become a Buddha by the name of Pamaprabha. You will come to this world again to save all living beings and achieve the highest state of Buddhahood."

The Buddha describes the arahant as having transcended ‘the round of birth and death, they have destroyed the taints, lived the holy life, done what had to be done, laid down the burden, reached the ultimate goal, destroyed the fetters and become completely free, liberated through final knowledge’ (Majjhima Nikaya 1. 141).

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Re: Sariputra

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Re: Sariputra

Postby cooran » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:52 am

Hello aylmert,

This is the Theravada history of Sariputta:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el090.html

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Re: Sariputra

Postby aylmert » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:21 am

So confusing.. Even by its own text.

Though Sariputra could not see, he could still hear. He then thought: "It is difficult to save all beings and be a Bodhisattva. I think I'd better concentrate on the practice of self-salvation!"
Just then many devas appeared in the sky. They said to Sariputra: "Don't be dejected. What has just happened is merely our arrangement to test your determination to practise the way of a bodhisattva. You should bravely progress and continue your practice."

Then,

As a chief disciple of the Buddha, I should also enter Nirvana before Buddha."So he asked the Buddha's permission to enter Nirvana first. After some explanation, he finally got the Buddha's consent and they prepared to return to his hometown to enter Nirvana.
Buddha said: "Sariputra! I predict one day you will become a Buddha by the name of Pamaprabha. You will come to this world again to save all living beings and achieve the highest state of Buddhahood."

Now, Is Ven. Sariputta an Arahant or a Bodhisattva? To enter Nirvana, we need to ask permission from the Buddha? What if the Buddha says No? I thought after attaining Arahantship, one will never crave to reborn in samsara world again.

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Re: Sariputra

Postby IanAnd » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:40 pm

"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Re: Sariputra

Postby aylmert » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:59 am

Just like a scientist asking permission from Einstein to discover new elements...


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