Tathagata

 

“The Tathagata, Bhikkhus, who, being the Perfect Arhat is fully enlightened, He it is who doth cause a way to arise which had not arisen before; who doth bring about a way not brought about before; who doth proclaim a way not proclaimed before; who is the knower of a way, who understandeth a way, who is skilled in a way.

And now, Bhikkhus, His disciples are wayfarers who follow after Him. That, Bhikkhus, is the distinction, the specific feature which distinguishes the Tathagata who, being the Perfect Arhat, is Fully Enlightened, from the Bhikkhu who is freed by insight.”

 

 

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