Points of Controversy
17.2. Of Arahants and Untimely Death
Theravādin: Then are there no murderers of Arahants? You admit there are. Now when anyone takes the life of an Arahant, does he take away the remainder of life from a living man, or from one who is not living? If the former, then you cannot maintain your proposition. If the latter, there is no murder, and your admission is wrong.
“I declare, bhikkhus, that there cannot be destruction of karmic energy ere the outcome of deeds that have been deliberately tor ought and conserved has been experienced, whether that destruction be under present conditions, or in the next or in a subsequent series of conditions.”
Hence there is no untimely dying for an Arahant.