Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?

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Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?

Post by SarathW » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am

Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?
Interesting article.
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Nanavira Thera attained Sotapatti [Path entry] on 27 June 1959 and wrote the following letter in classical Pali, sealed it, 'To be opened after my death' and sent to the senior monk at the Island Hermitage: -

'Homage to the Auspicious One, Worthy, Fully Awakened.

At one time the monk Nanavira was staying in a forest hut near Bundala Village. It was during this time, as he was walking up and down in the first watch of the night, that the monk Nanavira made his mind quite pure of constraining things, and kept thinking and pondering and reflexively observing the Dhamma as he had heard and learnt it. Then, while the monk Nanavira was thus engaged in thinking and pondering and reflexively observing the Dhamma as he had heard and learnt it, the clear and stainless Eye of the Dhamma arose in him: 'Whatever has the nature of arising, all that has the nature of ceasing'. Having been a teaching-follower for a month, he became one attained to right view. [27.

https://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebdha256.htm

Could someone give me the link to "Notes on Dhamma" by Ven. Nanavira?
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?

Post by Polar Bear » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:59 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Venerable Nanavira - Sotapanna or Arahant?

Post by SarathW » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:22 am

Thanks, PB.
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