"The Ācariya was staying in a cave and late at night while it was very quiet
and he was practising samādhi bhāvanā an Arahant whose name was Venerable
Bhākula who was tall, light complexioned, beautiful and such as would inspire
faith in those who saw him, used to come through the air to visit him by the
way of samādhi bhāvanā. One day the Ācariya had lost something and had been quite unable to find
it. That evening, as soon as he had sat to do his meditation practice the Arahant
came through the air to visit him. As soon as he had descended and sat down[...]"
"As soon as he had finished this Arahant said farewell to the Ācariya and then flew
into the air and disappeared. After the visitor had gone, the Ācariya thought
over and thoroughly examined what the Arahant had revealed and taught him.
He became overwhelmed with wonder, for he had never even dreamed that
an exalted Arahant who had reached Nibbāna already should make a special
effort and come with mettā to teach him about the Dhutanga observances and
many other aspects of Dhamma. He became very confident in all aspects of
Dhamma and felt sure that he had not wasted the opportunity of being born
as a human being, and he was full of praise for the supremely wise being who
had come with mettā to teach him. For it was one of the “Khīnāsava”who
came through the air to him."
Taoist do not understand buddhist ming.
Edited by SeekerOfHealing, 17 December 2016 - 03:39 PM.