[dsg] Re: Buddhaghosa
- Dear Nina,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, nina van gorkom <nilo@e...>
> op 01-04-2003 10:00 schreef smallchap op smallchap@y...:<nilo@e...>
> Dear smallchap,
> > --- In email@example.com, nina van gorkom
> > wrote:Here there
> > Even when someone has
> >> reached stages of insight, there are still the imperfections of
> > insight.
> >> Among them clinging.
> > Clinging is present even for one who has attained the 3rd stage of
> > enlightenment, Anagami.
> N: Yes. But as to the imperfections of insight it is different.
> is clinging to insight that prevents that person to go on to thefollowing
> stages. He clings to the calm or the assurance the first stages oftender
> insight have given. It stops the progress unless he sees theseimperfections
> as conditioned realities and he can be mindful of them and developpanna
Understood. Thank you!
- Hi Christine,
--- christine_forsyth <cforsyth@...> wrote: > Hello All,
> On another list, someone posted: "If the Venerable Buddhagosa was an
> arahat then why did he at the end of the Visuddhi Magga make a
> sincere wish to be reborn at the time of the final fading away of
> the Buddha sassana?"
I don't recall anyone having suggested here that Buddhaghosa was an
arahant. An ariyan yes, but I have no reason to doubt the postcript given
in the Vism and other commentaries, even if added.
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