16016Re: [Pali] The Twin Miracle, Yamaka Patihara
- Feb 12, 2013Dear Nina,
> F:In the case of Angulimala, is there any other precedent in theSo trying to deliberately murder a Samma Sambuddha, and failing only
> > Canon where
> > someone can commit such heinous crimes as Angulimala and still attain
> > arahantship or even stream entry in that safe lifetime?
> N: He had killed, but not committed a heinous crime like killing
> parents or the Buddha. A heinous crime is an impediment. There was
> not such an imediment.
because the Buddha stopped him, is not considered heinous? Just a petty
crime, a misdemeanor, a mere impediment? In my book, when you have the
intention, have planned it out, carried it out and almost certainly would
have succeeded with that action 99% of the time if not for extraordinary
intervention, the kammic fruit for that is much closer to 99% of full
kammic fruit than 0%.
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