About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

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About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby villkorkarma » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:36 pm

Who are the living arahants on this planet today?
Do arahants ever sleep?
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )

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Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby Aloka » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:01 pm

Hi villkorkarma,

Personally I don't think genuine arahants would declare their attainments - so I think its probably difficult to answer your question. I'm also not sure why you think that they wouldn't sleep.

with metta,

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Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:17 pm

Greetings,

villkorkarma wrote:Do arahants ever sleep?

The Buddha slept, so yes.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:30 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

villkorkarma wrote:Do arahants ever sleep?

The Buddha slept, so yes.

Metta,
Retro. :)


And sometimes he even over slept:

Buddha's sleep duration
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4034

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

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Re: About Arahants - fully enlightened beeings.

Postby villkorkarma » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:36 pm

becourse a person that was sayed to be a arahant and also was sayed to didnt sleep. webu sayadaw, lived in Burma. there is videos with him on "pariatti.com" if you google his name.
one suffer because one hasnt existed long : )


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