Arhat


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a Buddhist who has attained nirvana

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2 at T II 758b26: "Then the Buddha Dipamkara, knowing what that Brahmin was thinking in his mind, said: 'Rise up quickly, in the future you will become a Buddha called the Tathagata Sakyamuni, an arhat, fully and rightly awakened.
Stupas, literally "knots of hair," were originally built to protect the corporeal remains of Shakyamuni Buddha and latter arhats, but they latter emerged as places upon which to focus one's meditation.
Soon the sangha had 60 members, all of whom traveled to spread the Buddha's teaching within an area of perhaps 200 square miles in northern India, and all of whom became arhat.
Luohans, or arhats, are the enlightened and saintly men who are the Buddha's disciples.
As for stanza 2, it is best interpreted as a description of the liberated state reached by the arhat: having rid himself of craving, the cause of suffering, and being fully acquainted with the residual substrate of his continued existence (especially the five constituents as no longer subject to clinging), the arhat has reached his last existence and will never be (re)born again.
During the calls, the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters and Mahanayaka Maha Thero of Ramagna Chapter highlighted the more than 2500 years old relationship between India and Sri Lanka, built upon a legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious and linguistic ties and Buddhism, brought to Sri Lanka by Prince Arhat Mahinda in the 3rd century BC, being a treasured bond uniting our two countries.
Another similar passage comes in chapter 12, wherein the Buddha declares to his audience that the fantastic stupa to be constructed by Devadatta (a rival monk who even tried to the kill the Buddha on several occasions) in a future lifetime will be a major aid for many beings in achieving the stages of arhat, pratyekabuddha, and the "non-backsliding" stage of the bodhisattva path (Hurvitz 1976, 197).
They are all figures of luohan (Sanskrit: arhat, meaning venerable or worthy), legendary figures whose relation to the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, was much like that of the Apostles to Christ.
Their gloss as "deadly sin" refers to the five anantarakarma that lead to immediate retribution: patricide, matricide, killing an arhat, injuring a buddha, creating schism in the sangha.
Manjusri, at a time countless and immeasurable aeons ago there appeared in this world a Tathagata, Arhat, complete Buddha named *Simhagatigamana.
According to historical records, Buddhism was officially introduced to Sri Lanka around the middle of the 3rd Century BC, during the reign of India's great Emperor Ashoka, who sent his own son Arhat Mahinda, an enlightened Buddhist monk, to Sri Lanka, with the Message of Buddhism.
Though the Buddha initially advised that his remains be enshrined in a Stupa that is rightful for a fully enlightened being, an Arhat, a disciple of the Buddha or a Universal Monarch (Maurice Walshe, 264), he finally makes his preference for a funeral and the posthumous installation of stupa rightfully deserved for a Universal Monarch.
The perfected bodhisattva (or Buddha) is free from attachment, but Schopenhauer's ascetic saint is free from willing altogether, which makes Schopenhauer's enlightened person one who is beyond morality and therefore very unlike the bodhisattva or even the Arhat (18); in that respect, Schopenhauer's ethics do not chime with Santideva's.
In contrast, there is no problem with the coexistence of a Buddha and his Arhat disciples because they are enlightened by a Buddha's instruction so are necessarily his contemporaries.
Since Prince Arhat Mahinda's arrival in Anuradhapura in the 3rd century BC which heralded the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Buddhism continues to be one of the common threads that bind India and Sri Lanka together.