Still arahants have formations arising from formative ignorance. But these are not defiled by disruptive ignorance which is why coursing in formations arising from formative ignorance has ceased.DooDoot wrote: ↑Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 amArahants have formations but they are undefiled formations.SteRo wrote: ↑Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:00 pmWhile alive and outside of meditation formations arise, yes. Nevertheless there is a difference between 'coursing in formations' and 'not coursing in formations' and the latter is not to "take apart the raft before reaching the far shore".
Since this is the "connection to other paths" section we can have a free conversation about that.
If you used english words we might talk about that.DooDoot wrote: ↑Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 amNibbana is described as "sabbasaṅkhārasamatho: calming of all formations" rather than "sabbasaṅkhārakkhayo: destruction of formations". Lol...you two are debating over two imaginary ideas, it seems. You think a Buddha does not have ayu, kaya, vaci & citta sankhara?
BTW an arahant's nibbana is not necessarily the goal of the Eightfold Path. It depends upon lineage.