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types of bodisattvas

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Hello all,

So I have along heard of the three types of (theravada) bodhisattvas that become Sammasam Buddhas. Namely viriyadhika, saddhadhika, and pannadhika. Described in the book below for instance.

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Th ... frontcover

Does anyone know where i can read the origin of this in the suttas or commentaries?

Thanks, :anjali:
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"Go forth, monks, for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the welfare, the good and the happiness of gods and men. Let no two of you go in the same direction." - First Khandhaka, Chapter 11, Vinaya.
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I think the Clarifier of Sweet meaning, the Commentary to the Buddhavamsa mentions this.

also try here:
http://dhammadownload.com/File-Library/ ... C-V1P1.pdf
http://dhammadownload.com/File-Library/ ... C-V1P2.pdf
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TRobinson465 wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:53 am Hello all,

So I have along heard of the three types of (theravada) bodhisattvas that become Sammasam Buddhas. Namely viriyadhika, saddhadhika, and pannadhika. Described in the book below for instance.

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Th ... frontcover

Does anyone know where i can read the origin of this in the suttas or commentaries?

Thanks, :anjali:
These "types of bodisattvas" ...
http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.co ... re_Buddhas
https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=26607

It has anything to do with .. ??
Over time, a more varied analysis of bodhisattva careers developed focused on one's motivation. This can be seen in the Tibetan Buddhist teaching on three types of motivation for generating bodhicitta. According to Patrul Rinpoche's 19th century Words of My Perfect Teacher (Kun bzang bla ma'i gzhal lung), a bodhisattva might be motivated in one of three ways. They are:

King-like bodhicitta – To aspire to become a Buddha first in order to then help sentient beings.
Boatman-like bodhicitta – To aspire to become a Buddha at the same time as other sentient beings.
Shepherd-like bodhicitta – To aspire to become a Buddha only after all other sentient beings have done so.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva
or with .. ??
The final afternoon session began with one of the Thai monks saying that while he had come to appreciate that it would be more appropriate to refer to Tibetan and Thai Buddhism as “the same goal, same path,” the Mahayana praises the Bodhisattva ideal rather than the Arhat ideal. He asked how we should reconcile this difference. His Holiness explained that the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras of the Sanskrit tradition mention the Hearer Vehicle, the Solitary Buddha Vehicle and the Bodhisattva Vehicle (Sravakayana, Pratyekabuddhayana and the Bodhisattvayana), but that it would be a misunderstanding to see them as completely different.
https://tibet.net/tibetan-thai-buddhist ... econd-day/
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There may have been a passage on the three types in this commentary:

The minor readings", in 1 volume with "The illustrator of ultimate meaning", its commentary, tr Nanamoli, 1960, Pali Text Society, Bristol

My memory is wrong, at any rate after a quick skim I cannot find it.

Of course Narada Thera's Buddha and His Teachings gives the details but does not give the source, other than writing it from "the Books".
Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself. Self-conquest is far better than the conquest of others. No god or devil can turn into defeat the victory of a person who is self-subdued and ever restrained in conduct. Dhammapada
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Lucas Oliveira wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:19 pm
It has anything to do with .. ??
Over time, a more varied analysis of bodhisattva careers developed focused on one's motivation. This can be seen in the Tibetan Buddhist teaching on three types of motivation for generating bodhicitta. According to Patrul Rinpoche's 19th century Words of My Perfect Teacher (Kun bzang bla ma'i gzhal lung), a bodhisattva might be motivated in one of three ways. They are:

King-like bodhicitta – To aspire to become a Buddha first in order to then help sentient beings.
Boatman-like bodhicitta – To aspire to become a Buddha at the same time as other sentient beings.
Shepherd-like bodhicitta – To aspire to become a Buddha only after all other sentient beings have done so.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva
No this is more of a Mahayana concept about the types of mahayana Bodhisattva (those like guan yin, and such who vow to stay in samsara and help sentient beings cross into nirvana before enlightening themselves according to mahayana sutras). What im talking about is the Theravada bodhisattvas, meaning how long the bodhisattvas take to become Sammasam Buddhas. I didnt want to use the phrase "types of Buddhas" because as far as i know there are no major differences in sammasambuddhas as they are all supreme, peerless and utmost in character and perfection. But they all took differing periods of time as bodhisattvas to reach that state.
"Do not have blind faith, but also no blind criticism" - the 14th Dalai Lama

"At Varanasi, in the Deer Park at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in motion the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by brahmins, devas, Maras, Brahmas or anyone in the cosmos." -Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

"Go forth, monks, for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the welfare, the good and the happiness of gods and men. Let no two of you go in the same direction." - First Khandhaka, Chapter 11, Vinaya.
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Here is a little from Narada Thera's book:
Three Types of Bodhisattas

According to Buddhism there are three types of Bodhisattas
– namely, Intellectual Bodhisattas (Paññā-dhika). Devotional
Bodhisattas (Saddhādhika) and Energetic Bodhisattas (Viriyādhika).

Intellectual Bodhisattas are less devotional and more energetic;
devotional ones are less energetic and more intellectual;
energetic ones are less intellectual and more devotional.

Seldom, if ever, are these three characteristics harmoniously
combined in one person. The Buddha Gotama is cited as one
of the intellectual group.

According to the Scriptures the intellectual ones attain Buddhahood
within a short period, devotional ones take a longer
time, and energetic ones take longer still.
Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself. Self-conquest is far better than the conquest of others. No god or devil can turn into defeat the victory of a person who is self-subdued and ever restrained in conduct. Dhammapada
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