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a Buddhist who has attained nirvana


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The product of eight months' labor by roughly two hundred assistants working in 24/7 shifts to keep the pace up, The 500 Arhats is the culmination of the Murakami studio's technical mastery; synthesizing previous experimentations on surface textures in works such as Warp, 2009, the surface of each panel was coated with layers of crisp silk-screened patterns--tiny rings, Benday dots, and diamond shapes--providing visual energy and a digitalized appearance.
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.
These are mostly legends of Arhats and Pratyekabuddhas and passages relating to the transcendence of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
60) Sravakayana is the vehicle of the hearers, a term used by Mahayana Buddhists to describe early Buddhist followers who heard the teachings of the Buddha and who by practicing them sought to become Arhats.
Buddhas, bodhisattvas, arhats, and other divine beings change into forms both understandable and suitable to the person experiencing the manifestation.
It is in that case thereby reserved for bodhisattvas, and to the degree the act is an expression of the realization of selflessness, only implicitly possible for the arhats of the Sravakayana.
authority' from multiple 'Hinayana' texts and arhats, 'and restore it solely to the absent Buddha.
The thief's victims will be arhats, bodhisattvas, and pratyekabuddhas, and so the crime will have the worst possible karmic consequences.
The Bon-po text is more fierce and colorful: where the Buddhists see heavens of arhats, the Bon-po see tigers and fierce deities; where the Buddhists envision the path to liberation, the Bon-po envision the slaughter of enemies (pp.
For example, the great Sungdynasty literatus, Su Shih [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (or Tung-p'o [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (1037-1101) wrote a series of isan to accompany eighteen paintings of Buddhist arhats (perfected monks) by the monk-painter Ch'an-ytieh [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Arhats may be said to have desires, primarily for the welfare of all beings, but they have no egovolitions, cravings, and the like.
Reginald Ray's chapter on Nagarjuna's longevity is a product of his deep and abiding interest in Buddhist hagiography, and suggests that the notion of "longevity is often ascribed to Buddhist saints as such, whether buddhas, arhats, bodhisattvas, or siddhas" (p.
This tells us that Huska, Juska and Kaniska were three rulers over the three cities that bore their names; the pure-souled Juska founded a vihara as well as Juskapura and Jayasvamipura; these kings, although of Turkish descent, gave themselves to pious deeds, building in Suskaletra and other places foundations such as monasteries and shrines; during their glorious reign Kashmir was mostly dedicated to the Buddhists, whose mendicant lifestyle enhanced their fame; at this period one hundred fifty years had passed since the Parinirvana of the Buddha; and in this country a bodhisattva, Nagarjuna, was the sole sovereign of the earth (eko bhumisvaro), dwelling in the Grove of the Six Arhats.
265); arhats were somewhat more controllable than Daoist immortals and at the same time "offered a kind of transcendence and personal relationship that popular gods" did not (p.
Buddhas (fully enlightened beings) and arhats (liberated beings) are free from the cycle of rebirth, but do not control the destinies of others.