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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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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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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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If hypothetically we lived in a time when a Buddha were to arise, how could we acknowledge him as being perfectly enlightened?

the teaching of a perfectly enlightened being would be always in line with the three marks of existence, the four noble truths and the noble eightfold path. in other words, an arahant or a buddha ...
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Arahants are perfect. Do they realize others are not perfect and they themselves are?

I agreed with the OP that the one quality I deeply admired about the Buddha and his arahant monks is that they do not harm themselves or others (as well as other beings). This gift of harmlessness is ...
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Does an Arahant or Buddha still like music they liked as a lay person?

Siddhartha Gautama was born in luxury and lived in luxury for three decades of life. He then got sick and tired of repeating the same things over and over again and then went for the search of ...
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