What does Theravada Buddhism teach for laymen? Nirvana is only possible for monks, whats for the rest of us?
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
- carragherLv 43 years ago
If one is reading Buddhism then its a large theory at the beginning Theravada first to understand the uncomplicated teachings of Buddha. Mahayana would desire to continually have the 4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold course in the training. it truly is faulty to declare that Tibetan Buddhism mixes interior the previous Tibetan faith. Tibetan Buddhism got here from India and there are lineages of teachings and training that have been heavily preserved and that are direct transmissions from Indian siddhas to boot as from the Buddha's teachings.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Nirvana is possible for anyone ... but Nirvana is not likely to happen in THIS life for anyone, whether they are monks or laymen. Therefore, it is helpful to believe in rebirth!
- 9 years ago
Nirvana is possible for anyone willing to fully appreciate the buddha's teachings and apply them to everyday life. you don't have to be a monk to achieve nirvana, you just have to be determined to fully accept the dharma and all it offers
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- AmiLv 79 years ago
You follow the teachings in order to accrue merit and attain a better future life.