Four persons worthy of a Stupa:

1. A Tathagata, a fully enlightened one, Arahant

2. A Paccekabuddha (a silent Buddha, who appears when there is no dispensation, era of a Buddha’s teaching and is unable to teach others)

3. A disciple of a Tathagata

4. A universal monarch (a political leader who applies Buddhist principles of compassion and the other Brahma Viharas, such as King Ashoka)

(from Digha Nikaya 16)


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