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n. Buddhism
One who has attained enlightenment.

[Sanskrit, from present participle of arhati, he deserves.]

ar′hat·ship′ n.
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(Buddhism) a Buddhist, esp a monk who has achieved enlightenment and at death passes to nirvana. Compare Bodhisattva
[from Sanskrit: worthy of respect, from arhati he deserves]
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(ˈɑr hət)

a Buddhist who has attained Nirvana. Compare Bodhisattva.
[1865–70; < Skt: meriting respect <arhati (he) merits]
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But 40 years earlier, Buddhadasa had already formulated the main idea of Buddhism's relation to worldly affairs: the example of the arahant could end civil strife.
When our Lord becomes a Buddha may I, his servant, become an Arahant disciple of my Lord!
Because, Ananda, at the thought: "This is the stupa of a disciple of the Tathagata, the Arahant, the perfectly enlightened" people have their minds placid, confident.
It is the land where Arahant Mahinda, son of Emperor Asoka of India, advised King Devanampiyatissa in their very first encounter at Mihintale, about 2300 years ago, in the following words:
It was Poson Full Moon Poya day in the 3rd century B.C that Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka by Arahant Mahinda, son of Emperor Ashoka who had become a Buddhist monk.
(3.)Clearly, the latter charge cannot be correct, since hatred, as one of the mental poisons, is supposed to be eliminated altogether by the arahant (Skt.
(9) The film, Arahant Summer, (Premium Digital Entertainment, directed by Phawat Phanangksiri, 2008) is in Thai, but uses an English word in its title.
Four articles can be labeled "content analyses of doctrinal texts." Bhikkhu Bodhi compares the discussion about the arahant who is "liberated by wisdom" (pannavimutta) in the Susima Sutta of the Samyutta Nikaya with its parallels in the (Chinese) Mahasanghika Vinaya, in the Samyuktagama of the (Mula-)Sarvastivadins, and in the Abhidharmavibhasa Sastra.
This tranquillity of emancipation--characteristic of Prospero in the concluding scenes of The Tempest, of Goethe, the cheerful aging sage of Weimar whom Johann Peter Eckermann portrays with reverence in his Gesprache mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens, and of the Buddhist arahant who has achieved liberation from samsara bondage to the cycles of birth and death--resembles what art historians, examining the style of elder masters, identify as Altersstil.