Ven Sariputta and moggalana

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Ven Sariputta and moggalana

Post by Dhammanucara » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:06 am

May I know when exactly did Ven Sariputta and Moggalana die or attain Mahaparinibbana? Is it when the Buddha was at the age of 40 or so? If you could provide me the quotation/reference, I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks

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Re: Ven Sariputta and moggalana

Post by BlackBird » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:53 am

The Buddha would have been around 80 when his two chief disciples past on. They both entered paranibbana several months before The Buddha.

Here's two very good biographies of the chief disciples:
- The Life of Sariputta
- Maha-Moggallana

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Ven Sariputta and moggalana

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:56 am

Ven. Sāriputta passed away a few months before the Buddha's parinibbāna: DPPN — Sāriputta

Ven. Moggallāna died before the Buddha, Sāriputta dying before them both. DPPN Mahāmoggallāna
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