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AN 4.247 Thūpārahasutta: Worthy of a Monument

[Note: Many people may not realize that the Buddha himself encouraged the building of stupas/thupas to hold the relics of special people.]

“Mendicants, these four are worthy of a monument. What four? A Realized One, a perfected one, a fully awakened Buddha; an independent Buddha; a disciple of a Realized One; and a wheel-turning monarch. These four are worthy of a monument.”

[“Independent Buddha” is the translation of Paccekabuddha, a Buddha who does not establish a teaching.]

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