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noun 
  1. In Buddhism, one who has attained enlightenment; a Buddhist saint.
    • 1954: Over and against the , retreating from appearances into an entirely transcendental Nirvana, stands the Bodhisattva, for whom Suchness and the world of contingencies are one " Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (Chatto & Windus 1954, p. 32)
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    Etymology: From (Skr.) arhat "deserving".


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