Arahatta: 4 definitions


Arahatta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Arahatta means worth to receive special offerings from all beings human, deva, brahma etc etc because they are absolutely pure and they are free from any defilement.

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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

[«previous next»] — Arahatta in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

arahatta : (nt.) state of an arahant; final emancipation; the highest stage of the Path; sainthood.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Arahatta, 2 in °ghaṭi see araghaṭṭa. (Page 76)

2) Arahatta, 1 (nt.) (abstr. formation fr. arahat°, 2nd base of arahant in compn. : see arahant IV. 2) the state or condition of an Arahant, i.e. perfection in the Buddhist sense = Nibbāna (S. IV, 151) final & absolute emancipation, Arahantship, the attainment of the last & highest stage of the Path (see magga & anāgāmin). This is not restricted by age or sex or calling. There is one instance in the Canon of a child having attained Arahantship at the age of 7. One or two others occur in the Comy ThA. 64 (Selā); PvA. 53 (Saṅkicca). Many women Arahants are mentioned by name in the oldest texts. About 400 men Arahants are known. Most of them were bhikkhus, but A. III, 451 gives the names of more than a score lay Arahants (cp. D. II, 93 = S. V, 360, and the references in Dial. III, 5 n4). ‹-› Arahattaṃ is defined at S. IV, 252 as rāga-kkhaya, dosa°, moha°. Descriptions of this state are to be found in the formulae expressing the feelings of an Arahant (see arahant II.). Vin. II, 254; D. III, 10, 11, 255; A. III, 34, 421, 430; V, 209; Pug. 73; Nett 15, 82; DA. I, 180, 188, 191; DhA II 95; IV, 193; PvA. 14.—Phrases: arahattaṃ sacchikaroti to experience Arahantship Vin. II, 74; D. I, 229; arahattaṃ pāpuṇāti to attain or reach Arahantship (usually in aor. pāpuṇi) J. II, 229 ThA. 64; DhA. II, 49 (saha paṭisambhidāhi) 93 (id.); PvA. 53, 54, 61, 233 & frequent elsewhere; cp. arahattāya paṭipanna D. III, 255; A. I, 120; IV, 292 sq. , 372 sq.

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context information

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Arahaṭṭa (अरहट्ट) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Araghaṭṭa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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