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Who is your favorite great disciple?

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:23 am

Sariputta, Angulimala, Khema, Dharmadinna, and Moggallana.
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby clw_uk » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:25 am

Is this restricted to people who met and knew him or modern disciples as well?
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:28 am

It's in the early Buddhism so I thought direct disciples.
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:31 am

Nanda

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:38 am

And Bahiya.

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby Prasadachitta » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:12 pm

Dhammadina
"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby bodom » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:02 pm

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

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


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.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby Prasadachitta » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:10 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby nobody12345 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:20 am

I like all the disciples of the Buddha.
Each disciple has unique quality that inspires me and moves me.
However, I believe that I owe the greatest debt to Ananda.
Without him, many of the great discourse of our kind teacher would have been lost forever.
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby Individual » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:23 am

Gautama
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:06 am

Maha-kassapa- because he is said to be in a cave somewhere and his bones (dhathu) is going to assemble with those of the next Buddha for the final rapturous sermon!
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby pt1 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:18 am

Sariputta - for transmitting the abhidhamma
Upali - for transmitting the vinaya
Anuruddha - for being there for the monks and devas at time of the Buddha's demise, for urging Ananda to attain arahatship so he could attend the first council and actually recite all the suttas, and for being in charge of transmitting the anguttara.

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:44 am

Well said pt1! :twothumbsup:
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby adeh » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:37 pm

Ananda

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby vesuyul » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:47 pm

venerable Sariputta for his wisdom....he was chief disciple. He also had powerful psychic powers born of his cultivation.

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby SamKR » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:33 pm

Sariputta
Khema

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby Kusala » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:20 am

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He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:42 am

I forgot to add Bhaddha, I like her too.
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Re: Who is your favorite great disciple?

Postby Sylvester » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:42 pm

Citta Gahapati (treasurer of Macchikasanda) in this dispensation, and Ghatikara (the potter) in the Buddha Kassapa's dispensation. One cannot ask for better paragons of the laity.


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