Crossword clues for arhat
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Arhat \Arhat\ n. 1. 1 a Buddhist who has attained nirvana.
Syn: Arhant, lohan.
n. 1 (context Buddhism English) one who has attained enlightenment; a Buddhist saint 2 (''Jainism'') one of the stages of the ascetic's spiritual evolution, when all passions (anger, ego, deception, greed, attachment, hatred and ignorance) are destroyed; arhanta
Theravada Buddhism defines arhat ( Sanskrit) or arahant (Pali) as "one who is worthy" or as a "perfected person" having attained nirvana. Other Buddhist traditions have used the term for people far advanced along the path of Enlightenment, but who may not have reached full Buddhahood.
The understanding of the concept has changed over the centuries, and varies between different schools of Buddhism and different regions. A range of views on the attainment of arhats existed in the early Buddhist schools. The Sarvāstivāda, Kāśyapīya, Mahāsāṃghika, Ekavyāvahārika, Lokottaravāda, Bahuśrutīya, Prajñaptivāda, and Caitika schools all regarded arhats as imperfect in their attainments compared to buddhas.
Mahayana Buddhist teachings urge followers to take up the path of a bodhisattva, and to not fall back to the level of arhats and śrāvakas. The arhats, or at least the senior arhats, came to be widely regarded as "moving beyond the state of personal freedom to join the Bodhisattva enterprise in their own way".
Mahayana Buddhism regarded a group of Eighteen Arhats (with names and personalities) as awaiting the return of the Buddha as Maitreya, and other groupings of 6, 8, 16, 100, and 500 also appear in tradition and Buddhist art, especially in East Asia. They can be seen as the Buddhist equivalents of the Christian saints, apostles or early disciples and leaders of the faith.
Usage examples of "arhat".
He liked to surround himself with colourful, uncommon people, and so that night he had invited an arhat from Newvannia, a famous neurosinger, a renegade pilot of the Order named Sivan wi Mawi Sarkissian, and even five warrior-poets recently arrived from the planet Qallar.
A person who achieved this was an arhat and his physical death was his last.
The earlier ideal of the arhat was considered selfish and its aim and practices suited to less evolved spirits.
But, fortunately, I am now an arhat, while Sariputra here is unusually close to enlightenment.
Pasenadi is now both an arhat and a king, and it is very hard to be both.
I was desperate for company, even that of a Buddhist arhat with black gums.
As an arhat, Pasenadi was obliged to forgive the Shakyans for sending him a prostitute for a wife.
They invited musicians and artists and arhats even warrior-poets as well as princes and ambassadors from each of the Civilized Worlds.
He would go among the harijan, whores, exemplars, autists, and arhats, looking in their hurried eyes for the light of consciousness.
Who can say which of the carked races of man - the Elf-men of Anya and the Hoshi, the Newvanian Arhats and all the others - have attained to the godly, and which are extremely long-lived women and men wearing bizarre and sometimes beautiful bodies?
A few fearful arhats near us snapped their tangerine robes and kept their distance, although they looked at us with the awe which farsiders so often have of pilots.
And the Hibakusha fled and took to bed Law, and so were born the Aphasics, the Friends of God, the Astriers, Autists, Maggids and Arhats of Newvania.
Who can say which of the carked races of man-the Elf-men of Anya and the Hoshi, the Newvanian Arhats and all the others-have attained to the godly, and which are extremely long-lived women and men wearing bizarre and sometimes beautiful bodies?
It is only by virtue of a strict observance of the foregoing rules that a Lanoo can hope to acquire in good time the Siddhis of the Arhats, the growth which makes him become gradually One with the Universal ALL.
Below them are the Arhats souls, advanced illuminators who still incarnate along with three more lower gradations of evolving souls.