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.
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: arhat or arahant

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

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