Posted by Mister Hebat (22.214.171.124) on May 19, 2000 at 15:09:33:
In Reply to: And so Dhamma is shared... posted by Savaka on May 17, 2000 at 16:51:39:
Dear Mr. Savaka,
I'm very thankful for your information, now I understand quite clear about the differences of the Arahat, Boddhisatva, and Buddha.
Could I make the following diagrams?
Common men -Enlightment - Arahat- Stop
2nd possibility (case of Boddhisatva Maitreya, that still remain in Tushita Heaven and also our teacher Sakyamuni Buddha)
Common men -Boddhisatva - Enlightment - Samma/Samyaksambuddha - Stop
Common men -Enlightment - Pacceka Buddha - Stop
4th possibility (in the case of great Bodhisatvas like Avalokitesvara (Kuan Shi Yin Pu Sa), Manjushri, Kshitigarbha, etc
Common men - Enlightment - Rejected Nibbana/Nirvana - Boddhisatva - help the living being till they all reach the Boddhi.
Because my Dharma-Master told me, that in any Sutras said like that, for example in Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra and Shurangama Sutra. In above mentioned Sutra, said that Avalokitesvara Boddhisatva had attained Enlightment.
Do you agree with the diagram, that I allready made. Please let me know your opinion, or may be you can add some more diagram, that include also Sotapanna/Shrotapanna, Sakkabidagammi/Sakrabidagami, and also Anagami, to make this matter more clearly.
Thank you for information.
Note: Maybe I'll send this discussion into a Buddhist magazine, but this still uncertain.
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