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The enlightenment of Vakkali

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The enlightenment of Vakkali

Postby Individual » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:18 am

I find conflicting information on how Vakkali attained enlightenment. The commentary seems to differ from the sutta's account. What's up with this?

is mettanet's encyclopedia entry, so you can see what I mean.

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Re: The enlightenment of Vakkali

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:18 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: The enlightenment of Vakkali

Postby robertk » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:58 am

there is no hint of difference in the Commentary and the sutta about how either Vakkali attained nibban. Do you want to talk about one in particular?

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Re: The enlightenment of Vakkali

Postby Individual » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:18 pm

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Re: The enlightenment of Vakkali

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:38 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: The enlightenment of Vakkali

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Re: The enlightenment of Vakkali

Postby Individual » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:59 pm

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