Arahanta; 3 Definition(s)


Arahanta means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A Talaing monk, the preceptor and advisor of Anuruddha. King of Burma. He made far reaching reforms in the Burmese Sangha of his day (Bode, op. cit., 12-13).

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

M (Worthy one). A being who has eliminated the entirety of mental impurities (kilesas) and who, in consequence, is free from all attachment and from all forms of suffering.

Such a being has no reason to take rebirth into one of the thirty two spheres of sansara will experience parinibbana at the end of his present existence.

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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arahanta : (m.) one who has attained the Summum Bonum.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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