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see BuddhismBuddhism
, religion and philosophy founded in India c.525 B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha. There are over 300 million Buddhists worldwide. One of the great world religions, it is divided into two main schools: the Theravada or Hinayana in Sri Lanka and SE Asia, and
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The trusteeship power of the State under the Buddhist Kings was extended to protect animals, birds and other living creatures of the land, pursuant to this moving plea of Arahant Mahinda.
160) writes that the arahant is the preeminent and distinctively male religious persona, the symbol of the religion in the Thai collective consciousness that even kings and celestial beings venerate.
Just as the boys in Arahant Summer love to practice kung fu, the protagonist of Luang Phi Teng is a martial artist as well.
Therefore the ultimate purpose of Buddhism is to produce an individual who is free from the emotional experience of"self" within, an Arahant, the worthy one.
In one instance, it refers to Tarup arahant robes: 'Those Ari monks do not wear the dye-cloths of hermits or monks (which is made with boiled tree bark) but like the Panlaung and Tarup monks, when they wear indigo blue dark cloths they place a new bamboo in their heavy hair.
In the Upasakamanussavinaya the standard set of five extremely grave offenses, namely killing one's parents or an arahant, spilling the blood of a Buddha, causing schism in the Sangha, or raping a nun, not only ensure hell but also make one parajika 'defeated', i.
Lest we forget, Thailand is still one of the few remaining Buddhist countries where the Arahant (self-accomplished "saint") ideal--and its liberating possibilities--remains alive and well in the collective imagination.
According to the narrative portion that comes after the first parajika for bhikkhus, the arahant bhikkhuni Uppalavanna was raped by a man who had hidden in her hut and assaulted her when she came back from begging for alms.
It is Tathagata, the Arahant, the Perfectly Enlightened One.
54) He explained the practical aspect of mother's virtues as 'navarahaguna', which means the nine virtues of ah arahant (ah accomplished one, who is at the final stage of realisation).
This is particularly evident in Bhikkhu Pesala's treatment of book VII of the text where, in a discussion of the qualities with which a monk must be endowed in order to become an arahant, of sixty-seven similes drawn by Nagasena in the original, the abridgment includes only eighteen.
Another noteworthy aspect of the above presentation in the Yuganaddhasutta and its Samyukta-agama parallel is that the two versions clearly agree in including bhikkhunis on a par with bhikkhus when it comes to making a declaration of attainment, specified in the Anguttara-nikaya discourse to be a declaration of having become an arahant.