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Old 05-12-2013, 12:33 AM   #340
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In Theravada Buddhism, Buddha refers to one who has become enlightened through his own efforts and insight, without a teacher to point out the Dharma. A samyak sambuddha teaches the dharma to others after his awakening. A pratyeka-buddha also reaches Nirvana through his own efforts, but does not teach the dhamma to others. An Arhat needs to follow the teaching of a Buddha to attain Nirvana, but can also preach the dharma after attaining Nirvana.. In one instance the term buddha is also used in Theravada to refer to all who attain Nirvana, using the term Sāvakabuddha to designate an Arhat, someone who depends on the teachings of a Buddha to attain Nirvana.. In this broader sense it is equivalent to Arahant...
Lobsang Chökyi Gyaltsen (Tibetan: བློ་བཟང་ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་, Wylie: Blo-bzang Chos-kyi Rgyal-mtshan, ZYPY: Lobsang Qoigyi Gyaicain) (1570–1662) was the 4th Panchen Lama of Tibet, and the first to be accorded this title during his lifetime...
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