Thread: Any thoughts about Arahants?

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    Any thoughts about Arahants?

    Dear friends,

    What are your personal thoughts about Arahants?

    Here are two articles:

    From the Learn Religions website: "What is an Arhat or Arahant in Buddhism?"

    From Bhikkhu Bodhi: "Arahants, Bodhisattvas, and Buddhas."

    - from the suttas : SN 22.76 The Perfected Ones:

    - and from the Dhammapada V11:The Arahant or Perfected One:


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    Arahants is a good discussion topic because it brings to the table many aspects of our understanding of the teachings. For me, what I learned is that Arahants are permanently at peace no matter what and cannot be blamed for any harm. There's no passion in them, only pure wisdom.

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    I've talked to and been very grateful to received advice from some amazing teachers over the years since I first discovered Buddhism - but I don't know if any of them were arahants. I don't know how one is supposed to recognise an arahant!

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    I don’t think a arahant would identify themselves as a arahant. I think I would have difficulty believing anyone who identified themselves as such. Do I think there are arahants? Sure.

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