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buddhahood in mahayana

Postby klqv » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:19 pm

so maitreya is the next buddha, but other practitioners since sakyamuni have reached perfect enlightenment and will not be reborn again.


right?
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Re: buddhahood in mahayana

Postby catmoon » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:44 pm

Almost. The common thinking is that a non returner may spend considerable time in a pureland doing the final tune-up . One who does not return is not neccesarily fully enlightened, but is sure to get there.

There are probably endless variations on these ideas.
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Re: buddhahood in mahayana

Postby klqv » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:00 am

ok, cool. any contemporaries at a stage beyond not returning?
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Re: buddhahood in mahayana

Postby catmoon » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:39 pm

I have my suspicions about a few.
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