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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:19 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:44 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:00 am 
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ok, cool. any contemporaries at a stage beyond not returning?


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I have my suspicions about a few.

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