Absolutely not. Such a view is sometimes found in fringe Mahayana sects though, such as the Nichiren.Santi253 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:02 pmThis is something I don't know a whole lot about. Does the typical Theravada Buddhist, in traditionally Theravadin countries, believe that the Buddha remains present in the world?David N. Snyder wrote: True, but Mun is more of an outlier, not a typical, mainstream theravada view.
But to give the Buddha's teachings on this: The Buddha was asked thousands of questions during his 45 years of teaching. There were a very, very few he declined to answer. One of the ones he declined to answer was, "Does an arahant exist after death, or not exist after death?"
Please note that a Buddha is one of the three kinds of arahants.