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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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
Eminently high achiever who has attained enlightenment.
Compare to Mahayana bodhisattva.