Today we are going to learn about the meaning of the word arahaṁ. I know you’ve said this word maybe even 100 times before. It’s one of the qualities of the Supreme Buddha we recite in the Itipiso gatha. And to understand the meaning of arahaṁ, we are going to learn how the Supreme Buddha was undefiled. Have you heard the word defilement before? In general we can say that a defilement is anything that pollutes or makes something dirty. It’s a fancy word, so we usually use it to talk about our minds. In our minds, things like greed, hatred, jealousy, pride, and anger are all different kinds of defilements. In the sermon, we’ll hear an example of how the Supreme Buddha’s mind was completely free from defilements.
20:02 Angulimala Paritta. Download a PDF or read online.
24:24 Thag 5.3 Girimananda Arahant
- Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book. Get your own copy.
- The Voice of Enlightened Monks: Theragatha. Get your own copy.
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