Reply To: Why Can't A Paccekabuddha Teach Dhamma?


“Having heard this news from the king, the Buddha delivered a sermon based on the Mahā Dhammapāla Jataka”

  • According to your link, that statement refers to the occasion when the King attained the Anagami stage. He had already attained the Sotapanna and Sakdagami stages before that. 
  • The Buddha may have referred to a Jataka story where the two of them were born in a family, but I cannot see how one can attain the Anagami stage just by listening to a Jataka story. It is just an account of a past life. 
  • I am not sure what the point is. Are you saying that magga phala can be attained without comprehending the Four Noble Truths/Paticca Samuppada/Tilakkhana but just by listening to a Jataka story?