Arhat



a Buddhist who has attained Nirvana through rigorous discipline and ascetic practices.
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Historical Examples

In many respects the virtues of the Bodhisattva are those of the Arhat.
Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) Charles Eliot

They answered in the affirmative, saying that he was an Arhat.
Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms Fa-Hsien

The life of an Arhat which includes the strictest morality is commended on its own account as the best and happiest existence.
Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) Charles Eliot

“There is no god superior to the Arhat,” says the Kalpa-sūtra (Stevenson, p. 10).
The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879 Various

He who satisfied the usual requirements of Saintship received the rank of an Arhat in both systems.
Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity Sir Monier Monier-Williams

The aim of the religious life is to become a Bodhisattva, not to become an Arhat.
Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) Charles Eliot

The king accordingly, when he died, buried him after the fashion of an Arhat, as the regular rules prescribed.
Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms Fa-Hsien

But in the night hours spirits appear to us and tell us not to kill ourselves, for an Arhat will come from the East to deliver us.
Myths and Legends of China E. T. C. Werner

With the death of an Arhat comes the state known as an-updi-sesa-nibbnam in which no skandhas remain.
Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) Charles Eliot

He was the last disciple whom the Buddha converted, and he straightway became an Arhat.
Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) Charles Eliot

noun
a Buddhist, esp a monk who has achieved enlightenment and at death passes to nirvana Compare Bodhisattva

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