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Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

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Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

Postby zamis » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:03 pm

Thank you also, Bhante. It was delightful to read that this was a collection of sayings by Paccekabuddhas. I'm one of many with affinity to this particular Sutta. Along the lines of Ben's question regarding the Sangha, it mentions in two places to shed the household marks. How is this understood? Did these contemplatives leave the household life and don ochre robes though there was no sangha to join? Were ochre robes worn by others before the Buddha's first sangha?
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Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

Postby gavesako » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:15 pm

Although many people in Theravada history are reported to have undertaken the bodhisattva path, there are almost no mentions of individuals who have undertaken the paccekabuddha path. One possible exception is Ajahn Sao, the teacher of Ajahn Mun in his early days in Ubon, who apparently made such a determination (vow). He did not speak much and did not give extensive instructions to his students. It is possible that the story is just a later invention (Ajahn Mun himself is said to have made the bodhisattva vow and later given it up).

Any other cases of paccekabuddha candidates?

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Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

Postby Dhammakid » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:58 am

Hey Dhammanando,
How's the Manop article coming along?

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Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

Postby Dhammakid » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:00 am

Gavesako,
But I thought Paccekabuddha-hood could only be attained during a sasana when the Dhamma is lost? Or do I have it wrong and it actually can be achieved during the Gotama sasana as long as one doesn't have a teacher?

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Re: Paccekabuddhas

Postby Will » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 am

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

Postby piotr » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:33 pm

Hi bhante Dhammanando,

How is your translation project going on? :smile: Or did you abandoned it? In connection to the other topic, I was hoping to read something about possibility of female paccekabuddhas. Is it excluded or not? Since Aṅguttara-nikāya mentiones two kinds of the buddhas (pacceka- & sammāsam-), and speaks only about impossibility of female sammāsambuddha, then I assume that female paccekabuddha is not an impossibility. But maybe you can shed more light on that.
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Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

Postby Nyanatusita » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:53 pm

There is a BPS Wheel Publication called The Paccekabuddha: A Buddhist Ascetic, A Study of the Concept of the Paccekabuddha in Pali Canonical and Commentarial Literature by Ria Kloppenborg. It is a abridged version of her larger book. It has not been uploaded yet to the BPS Online Library, but this will probably happen soon. If anyone is interested I could upload it to this forum as an attachment if that is possible.

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Re: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary

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