Hangju Yeonhwadong seokgul sippal nahansang e daehan yeongu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [A Study of the images of the Eighteen Arhats
in the Yanxia Cave at Hangzhou].
As for stanza 2, it is best interpreted as a description of the liberated state reached by the arhat
: having rid himself of craving, the cause of suffering, and being fully acquainted with the residual substrate of his continued existence (especially the five constituents as no longer subject to clinging), the arhat
has reached his last existence and will never be (re)born again.
8) The arhat
("worthy one," also rendered as arhant) is someone (usually a monk) who has achieved nirvana yet is inferior to a Buddha.
3) The Chinese traveller and monk Xuanzang (596 664 AD), further reinforced the number as sixteen with his translation from Sanskrit of the Da Aluohan Nandimiduoluo suoshuo fazhuji (Record of the Duration of the Law Spoken by the Great Arhat
Nandimitra), in 653-54 AD.
18) It seems that King's and Spiro's misinterpretations of the Arhat
might be more applicable to Schopenhauer's ascetic saint.
These are mostly legends of Arhats
and Pratyekabuddhas and passages relating to the transcendence of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Your Parliamentary constituency, Vidisha, where Sanchi is located, was home to Emperor Ashoka's children Arhat
Mahinda and Their Sanghamitra, thousands of years ago," he told the senior BJP leader.
The second chapter of the introduction, which deals with Abhidharma developments, focuses on the process leading to enlightenment and nirvana, and the conception of the arhat
in contrast to that of the Bodhisattva.
Manmohan Singh, while expressing his happiness at the publication being brought out on the auspicious occasion of the second exposition of the Sacred Kapilavastu Relics in Sri Lanka said "Since Prince Arhat
Mahinda's travel from India to Anuradhapura in the 3rd Century BC, which heralded the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Buddhism continues to be one of the common threads binding India and Sri Lanka together.
A pratyekabuddha is a being who, like an arhat
, has achieved enlightenment.
Perhaps the intuition is that absent any ego-based (delusional) volition the Arhat
is not the causal nexus of her actions, but rather the universe is, not unlike the way spontaneous action is conceived in Daoism: control or regulation, on this view, is only necessary or even possible when there is a perceived conflict between volitions and/ or preferences, but in Arhats
there cannot be any such conflict.
In front of Arhat
Terrace, I gaze at the Nai River.