kirtu wrote:Tilopa wrote:kirtu wrote: So when Arhats are awakened from their samadhi and they take rebirth they are reborn as sixth bhumi bodhisattvas.
Are you sure? That would imply their bodhicitta arises spontaneously at the time of birth.
Well no - I clearly need to get to shedra (or ask the lama's these questions). Bodhicitta arising spontaneously at birth certainly should be possible.
In my "firm conviction", Arhats have to realize emptiness again (emptiness is not "registered" in continuum and it is not a Bouddha's one) ... but it's much eased because of "great" merits accumulated before.