Do you have any favorites? I have two Tibetan Buddhist favorites, Angulimala and Milarepa. Angulimala is named that because he had a mala, (rosary), made out of the fingers of the people he'd killed. Still he was able to purify his karma and became an arhat. Milarepa was a magician, and killed an entire village with his black magic in revenge for his family's loss of land and fortune. He, too, was able to purify his karma and became enlightened. I figure if those two guys made it, there may be a chance for me. That's one difference between Buddhism and other religions. Even the hell realms are impermanent. Eventually, all sentient beings will become enlightened buddhas.