Can it be that Arahants and Nobles ones have been in others groups and sects, such as the mahā Sanghika after the second Sangīti and dispatched in different sects after the third council also?
My question is here to discuss the possibilities of few groups who have preserved the true Dhamma, or only one, the Theravāda.
I believe it can not be many groups,only one group has preserved the correct and complete true Dhamma said by the Buddha wich leads to Nibbāna.
Because those who have better kamma, stronger kusala in the past, have de facto better opportunity to meet the Sappurisa, the true persons, and to hear the Sadhamma than those who less powerful supportive kamma.
To be in contact with Dhamma, to hear Dhamma, to see Noble Sangha: this is kusala vipāka. If your past kusala is better (your past training in sīla samādhi paññā and related kusala) then
-the Dhamma wich you will hear and the persons who teach it will be better, especially according to your wishes
-your faculties of saddhā vīriya sati samādhi paññā will be better because of the quality of your patisandhi citta (reborn mind) produced by the kusala of the mind at death (maranasanna vīthi).
- your inclination, adhimutti, will bend towards high Dhamma qualities
- your paññā (wisdom) will be stronger and you will be able to understand Dhamma with more clarity.
Shortly said, your pāramī will be better.
Therefore this a law, a natural and necessary process, that after the Buddha Parinibbāna, after the many schisms due to wrong views of misleaded people, only one group hold the Sadhamma, because wise people with strong faculties and high inclinations towards Dhamma will follow it.
Those who have lower merit will have less pure Dhamma as result, less faculties to recognise it, and lower inclination towards Dhamma.
That is why, according to this process due to kamma, the only correct method is to follow the Dhamma contained in Theravāda, the only true Dhamma, and to reject the others. In the past also the many other sects didn’t have enough wisdom to recognise the truth.
And it means nowadays, if some people try to mix Dhamma, to change it by comparing with others sects and so on, their inclinations is low, as well as their merit and wisdom.
This is how i understand this matter.
What about you?