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Arhat (Skt.; Tib. དགྲ་བཅོམ་པ་, drachompa; Wyl. dgra bcom pa) — the ultimate result of the shravaka yana and pratyekabuddha yana. One who has completely overcome the enemy of the disturbing emotions and is therefore worthy of praise.


There are two kinds of arhat: those with remainder and those without remainder.

How an Arhat teaches

Arhats teach by means of the three pure factors (Tib. དག་པ་གསུམ་, Wyl. dag pa gsum)[1]

Alternative Translations

  • foe destroyer (Light of Berotsana)


  1. LotsawaHouse-tag.png Patrul Rinpoche, Preliminary Points To be Explained when Teaching the Buddha's Word or the Treatises, translated by Adam Pearcey.

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