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by Alex123
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?
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Re: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?

Greetings Alex, Nice sutta quote, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel. Metta, Retro. :) Thank you Retro. Another addition: Citta changes so fast, that the Buddha was at loss to find a simile for how fast citta changes. Awakening is the matter of the mind, not the body (which changes slowly). Some monks (Ba...
by Alex123
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?
Replies: 591
Views: 76783

Re: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?

Hello all, Re: time it takes for awakening. In MN85 it says that one could under Buddha's instruction reach Arhatship in 12 hours. Note, the requirements do NOT posit an existence of aeons of accumulations. Here the bhikkhu takes faith about the enlightnment of the Thus Gone One:That Blessed One is ...