the different type of buddhas

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villkorkarma
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the different type of buddhas

Postby villkorkarma » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:32 pm

is the bodhisattva the category of those who has reached buddhahood with teaching -enlightenment?
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby Derek » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:54 pm

Do you mean bodhisattva in the Theravada tradition or bodhisattva in the Mahayana tradition?

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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby villkorkarma » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:02 pm

i ment in mahayanatradition but i didnt know it could exist in theravada to
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby Derek » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:13 pm

In Mahayana, a bodhisattva is one who has taken a vow to postpone their own enlightenment until they can assist all sentient beings to become enlightened. So a bodhisattva, be definition, is one who NOT a buddha yet.

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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby Aloka » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:40 pm

villkorkarma wrote:i ment in mahayanatradition .....


You can ask about the Mahayana interpretation here:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/


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Re: the different type of buddhas

Postby plwk » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:52 pm

Bodhisatta: 1 2 3


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