arhat or arahant

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arhat or arahant

Postby Billymac29 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:14 am

Is it arhat or arahant???? I've seen it both ways and don't know why... Is there a difference? If not why is there different spellings?

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Re: arhat or arahant

Postby BlackBird » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:20 am

arhat is Sanskrit
arahant is Pali.

In common Theravadin parlance we use arahant, since pali is the language of Theravada.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: arhat or arahant

Postby Billymac29 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:36 am

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