Do Arhats have to become Buddhas?

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Do Arhats have to become Buddhas?

Post by DhammaRed » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:01 am

My understanding is that if an Arhat dies they go to parinirvana. However, somewhere I heard a belief that Arhats can choose to leave parinirvana to go on to become a buddha. A third thing I heard was that Arhats eventually have to become buddhas. What are the beliefs here?


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Re: Do Arhats have to become Buddhas?

Post by Mr. G » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:28 am

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