I was listening to a desana by Amadassana Thero and the thero mentioned that to attain Arahantship one has to fullfill paramitas. I have been listening to a lot of desanas by this thero so I am not sure which desana it was, I will post it once I find the specific one. But my question is: even for attaining margha phala one has to fulfill the paramitas? I thought it was only required for Bodhisattvas so they become a Buddha.
“Paramita” simply means one needs to set up the background required to attain a certain goal.
Even to achieve a mundane goal we need to set some goals and work to get there step-by-step.
So, to get to the Sotapanna stage, one needs to fulfill certain requirements. To get to the Arahant stage, those requirements/conditions are higher. Of course, to get to the Buddhahood they are much higher.