Arhat vs Arahant - What's the difference?

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Arhat is a related term of arahant.


As nouns the difference between arhat and arahant

is that arhat is (buddhism) one who has attained enlightenment; a buddhist saint while arahant is eminently high achiever who has attained enlightenment.

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arhat

English

(wikipedia arhat)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Buddhism) one who has attained enlightenment; a Buddhist saint
  • * 1954': Over and against the '''''arhat'' , retreating from appearances into an entirely transcendental Nirvana, stands the Bodhisattva, for whom Suchness and the world of contingencies are one — Aldous Huxley, ''The Doors of Perception (Chatto & Windus 1954, p. 32)
  • (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
  • Derived terms

    * arhathood

    Anagrams

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    arahant

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Eminently high achiever who has attained enlightenment.
  • Usage notes

    Compare to Mahayana bodhisattva.

    See also

    * Theravada