Arahant Sivali Thera

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Arahant Sivali Thera

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Bhante Sivali Thera was an Arahant during Buddha's time, he was praised by Lord Buddha as the "Etadagga" monk with greatest fortune.

Story of Arahant Sivali Thera
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thebuddhis ... thera/amp/

Normally in Thailand, a short Pali verse is recited to pay homage to the Arahant Sivali Thera:

"Sivali ca mahathero, devata narapujito;
Soraho paccayatimhi, aham vandami sabbada.

Sivali ca mahathero, yakkha devapi pujito;
Soraho paccayatimhi, aham vandami sabbada.

Sivali Theragunam, etam sotthi labham bhavantu me."
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Sivali Thera as illustrated in Treasury Of Truth, Illustrated Dhammapada (Verse 414)

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Arahant Sivali Thera image by Sri Lankan artist

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Arahant Sivali Thera statue in Thailand
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Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ, kusalassa upasampadā;
Sacitta pariyodapanaṃ, etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

(Dhammapada verse 183)
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Re: Arahant Sivali Thera

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I like Arahan , i pray to Arahan
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sphairos wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:14 pm I like Arahan , i pray to Arahan
We should not pray to Arahant. Instead, we should respect the Arahants and learn from their experience and life histories.
Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ, kusalassa upasampadā;
Sacitta pariyodapanaṃ, etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

(Dhammapada verse 183)
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Ontheway wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:16 pm
sphairos wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:14 pm I like Arahan , i pray to Arahan
We should not pray to Arahant. Instead, we should respect the Arahants and learn from their experience and life histories.
i Pray to all arahan :anjali:
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In Thailand, He was known as "Phra Sivali".

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In Myanmar, He was known as "Shin Thiwali"

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In Sri Lanka, Sivali Thera was depicted in sitting posture.
Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ, kusalassa upasampadā;
Sacitta pariyodapanaṃ, etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

(Dhammapada verse 183)
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Middle is Lord Buddha, left side is Sivali Thera, right side is Upagupta Thera.

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Wooden statue of Sivali Thera

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Picture of Sivali Thera in Indian art.
Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ, kusalassa upasampadā;
Sacitta pariyodapanaṃ, etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

(Dhammapada verse 183)
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I prayed to this Arahan 3 hours todaz :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Full story of Sivali Thera:

https://www.wisdomlib.org/buddhism/book ... 64772.html

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Sri Lankan styled Sivali Thera statue

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Thai styled Sivali Thera statue
Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ, kusalassa upasampadā;
Sacitta pariyodapanaṃ, etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

(Dhammapada verse 183)
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