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Arahants are perfect. Do they realize others are not perfect and they themselves are?

As far as I know, Arahants don't think of themselves as "selves". Instead, they tend to think in terms of qualities and their sources - i.e. "there's this wisdom, it came from study and ...
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Is it true that arahants don't have sati?

He said that sati is like a raft in the sense that it should be given up as soon as the goal, arahantship, has been reached. Sati is "non-forgetting" of the Dhamma Truth. To give more strength to ...
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Difference between abiding nirvana and non-abiding nirvana?

Non-abiding Nirvana is a standard Mahayana doctrine, described as non-abiding in contrast with (Hinayana's) Nirvana which is considered abiding. (As always, I have to remind everyone that Theravada is ...
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Sakkāya-Ditthi and Self-View

In my understanding, there is no controversy here at all. The explanation can be very simple: Before stream-entry, someone can think: "I am this body" or "I am inside this body" or "I am the ...
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Is it true that arahants don't have sati?

Maybe your friend meant to say that an arahant no longer has to consciously make an effort to develop sati? An arahant has developed all 8 limbs of the Noble Eightfold Path to perfection such that ...
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Vinaya Rule of a Monk saying he's an arahant

According to the Patimokkha rules: Should any bhikkhu, without direct knowledge, claim a superior human state, a truly noble knowledge and vision, as present in himself, saying, "Thus do I ...
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Happiness, rebirth, and the death of an arahant

Most of your question revolves around your (expected) lack of knowledge about how Buddhism defines suffering, how it defines happiness, and how it explains one or the other occurs. That's why, when ...
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Is there really a story in the Pali Canon about a layman running away from home AFTER having attained arahantship?

As you found out on Reddit, the story sounds a lot like that of Yasa, who didn't of course become an Arahant before meeting the Buddha, and certainly not in his sleep! But to your general question, ...
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Sakkāya-Ditthi and Self-View

Linguistically, 'sakkāya' ('sat-kaya') means 'true' or 'real body' rather than 'own body'. If it meant 'own body' ('sa-kaya'), this would make our study of theory much easier. The word 'kaya' means '...
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Enlightend beings don't make more good or neutral karma?

In its essence, "kamma" means "action" with attachment. While the suttas do refer to "kamma without attachment" namely, "neither-dark-nor-bright kamma" (AN 4.237), this type of kamma is also called ...
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What would an Arahant experience, as a slave in a labor camp?

First of all, Arahanths never feel sadness, grief, hate etc. They don't have wives, but they may have ex-wives. if the Arahath has psychic powers he might fly away to spare the people from acquiring ...
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What would be the motivation for an arahant to perform generous deeds?

"Compassion is characterized as promoting the aspect of allaying suffering. Its function resides in not [enduring] others' suffering. It is manifested as non-cruelty. Its proximate cause is to see ...
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Must Lay Arahants become Buddhist Monks?

If and when a lay-follower attains arahant-ship, he or she has to either enter the Order that very day or else must attain parinibbàna. This is a Dhammata. This is conformity to the Dhammaniyāma – a ...
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Will earth become a planet without Humans?

Definitly, As per science when there is a start, there must be end. Even our galaxy will expire. you can take example of anything in this world, nothing is permanent.
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Happiness, rebirth, and the death of an arahant

All of the answers are great and I will add few things. If you compare the bliss and happiness of the beings who lives in the spirit world(astral realms, heavenly realms, higher heavens etc.) or the ...
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No awakening without a Buddha?

Page 18 of The Paccekabuddha: A Buddhist Ascetic A Study of the Concept of the Paccekabuddha in Pali Canonical and Commentarial Literature II. I. The Period In Which No Buddha Exists Paccekabuddhas ...
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Sakkāya-Ditthi and Self-View

My question is, if the first fetter which is self-View (sakkāya-ditthi) is dropped, then who is going to be Sakurdagami I think that's a potentially misleading question. "If God didn't create the ...
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It is said that arahants never dream. What are the textual sources for this claim?

Dreams are not mentioned a lot int he suttas. Perhaps you can search the vinaya instead of the suttas. THe best there is for the suttas is ''the lack of evil dreams'', from metta "Monks, eleven ...
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Enlightend beings don't make more good or neutral karma?

Buddha spoke about cessation of karma and liberation from karma. For Arahant, or for Buddha, there's no acquiring of karma anymore. Indeed, if they still acquired karma, how could we call it "...
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Enlightend beings don't make more good or neutral karma?

The outcome of deeds is discussed in AN4.233: “Mendicants, I declare these four kinds of deeds, having realized them with my own insight. What four? There are dark deeds with dark results;...
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What is kriyacitta according to various Buddhist schools?

Kriya citta is functional consciousness, meaning it performs a function without being karmically potent. In an arahant, it replaces kusala citta. An arahant does not create karma so their seemingly ...
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Does an enlightened person have access to whatever information he wants?

The Buddha stated that it is possible to be all-knowing, but not all at once. That means it is possible for the Buddha to know and understand all things if he tried to learn it, but not simultaneously....
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💚The Buddha went straight to Buddhahood without becoming a non-returner?

The Buddha explained in the sutta quote below that he attained the knowledge of the four noble truths and became completely liberated, all in one night. On the other hand, a stream enterer is one who ...
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Does an Arahant or Buddha still like music they liked as a lay person?

Do Arahants or Buddhas still enjoy music they liked as lay people? No. Enjoying music is sensual becoming (kama bhava), which is not only delusional but lacks the peace of Nibbana. Can enlightened ...
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Arahants are perfect. Do they realize others are not perfect and they themselves are?

Arahants will not feel proud or conceited. They would feel peace. Regardless of what things they know, whether internal or external, they wouldn’t be proud because of that, for that is not ...
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What is the meditation position in which Ananda thero became an arahant?

Ven. Ananda’s realization of emancipation happened when he was neither walking, standing, sitting or lying down. Ven. Ananda was doing the walking meditation at that time. It is interesting to note ...
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Must Lay Arahants become Buddhist Monks?

My person is not sure about "on that very day" and sees the "seven days", mentioned in the Suttas more resasonable. As quoted by Upasaka Saptha Visuddhi in the anicent discussion, the relations ...
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Will earth become a planet without Humans?

Not if, my dear friend, when. Suffering will always exist. It is after all the first noble truth. But I think your question is a theoretical one, and a very good one. Yes, theoreticaly, if all ...
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