Arhat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Arhat a Buddhist who has attained nirvana
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arhat The highest rank of Buddhist saintship; specifically, one of the original five hundred disciples of Gautama Buddha. Also Arahat, Rahat, and Arhan, Rahan.
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Usage

In literature:

Few are there among men who arrive at the other shore (become Arhats); the other people here run up and down the shore.
"The Dhammapada" by Unknown
When it was being made over to an Arhat by pouring water on his hands,(20) some drops fell on the ground.
"Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hsien
For sake of brevity the following particulars for each Arhat are given below in serial order viz.
"On the Indian Sect of the Jainas" by Johann George B├╝hler
Few are there among men who arrive at the other shore (become Arhats); the other people here run up and down the shore.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
The Pitakas imply that Buddhas and Arhats can understand things which the ordinary human mind cannot grasp and human words cannot utter.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
They came in such crowds that a severe test was imposed and only 499 Arhats were selected.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
No, he was converted in the tenth year after his anointment as King, by Nigrodha Samanera, an Arhat.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
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In news:

Theravada Buddhists strive to become arhats, or perfected saints who have attained enlightenment and nirvana.
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