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TEVIJJA VACCHAGOTTA SUTTA

When this was said, the wanderer Vacchagotta said to the Buddha: “Master Gotama, has there been any householder who, without giving up the householder fetter, with the breaking up of the body, has made an end of suffering?”

“No, Vaccha, no householder, without giving up the householder fetter, with the breaking up of the body, has made an end of suffering.”

Is Lord Buddha saying that it is impossible to be a lay arahant, in this sutta? Unless I didn’t understand the meaning of this sutta. We all know that King Arahant Suddhodana and Arahant Santati attained parinibbānna as laymen.