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Arhat

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A term used primarily in Theravada Buddhism to signify a person who has fulfilled its ultimate goal, the attainment of nirvana . Upon death, the arhat will become extinguished. The arhat, as an individual, has attained full enlightenment , peace and freedom. This should be contrasted to Mahayana Buddhism, in which the ultimate goal is to become a bodhisattva --someone who uses the power they gain from enlightenment to help others.
Buddhist Glossary
Sanskrit; literally, "worthy one" one who has attained the highest level in the Theravada school; the fruition of arhatship is nirvana.

 

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List of Terms: Terms beginning with "A", Page 1

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ABHAYAM
ABHIMANA
ABHYASA
ADHIKARI
ADHISHTHANA
ADHYASA
ADHYATMIC
ADHYAYANA
AGRAHYA
AHANKARA
AISVARYA
AJARAM

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