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Synonyms for Arhat

a Buddhist who has attained nirvana


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which lists ninety-four living arahants and reports that this list comes from the monk Luang Ta Maha Bua.
Rai chue phra arahan nai yuk patchuban thuk sai thang phrasong mae chi lai kharawat" [List of arahants in the present era from all lineages, including monks, nuns and laypeople] <http:// www.
The ability of women to become arahants also features prominently as an argument for founding an order of bhikkhunis in a range of different Vinayas and parallel discourse versions.
I find a key to understanding in some texts where the arahants are criticized by the Buddha.
Similarly, the mention in the text of two of the other most severe sins, that of killing arahants or spilling the blood of a Buddha, does not presuppose contemporary belief in the current existence of arahants or a Buddha.
What we can be sure of is that the Nikayas posit a correlation, broken only by arahants, between certain kinds of action and certain kinds of event associated with the agent in a perhaps distant future.
Thai people are so lucky to have much exposure to the Buddha and Arahants by seeing their relics which is very unusual in Malaysia.
Personality Differences of Arahants and the Origins of Theravada: A Study of Two Great Elders of the Theravada Tradition: Maha Kassapa and Ananda.
In his effort to maintain a unified ethics, Keown maintains that punna and kusala refer to the same set of actions--with an exception for arahants.
Buddhists would probably admit that this included all Arahants, as differing from a Buddha only in degree of powers and attainments.
The presentation in the Samyukta-agama discourse and in the (Mula-)Sarvastivada Vinaya receives an unexpected confirmation from the Pali commentary on the Anguttara-nikaya, according to which with Nandaka's second instruction the nuns had indeed all become arahants.
A related position can be found in the Jain tradition, as according to the Jinacaritra (17) in Jacobi (38,9) future arahants or wheel-turning kings will avoid taking birth in a low womb or even in a Brahmin womb.
It is Tathagata, the Arahant, the Perfectly Enlightened One.
I recollect that thirty-one aeons [ago] the Tathagata Sikhin, (43) an arahant, fully awakened, had appeared in the world.
Nevertheless, even in the case of outstanding mae chis the fact that they are not fully ordained has its impact: Seeger ("Reversal" 18f) reports that to accord arahant status to a highly accomplished mae chi can be problematic, because of "the Thai belief that the status of someone not properly ordained would be 'too weak'" to continue living as an arahant.