Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

25. What Kinds of "Saints" does Buddhism have?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Arjuna Ranatunga [+-]
University of Sunderland
Arjuna Ranatunga holds an MA in Buddhist Studies from the University of Sunderland.

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According to every school of Buddhism, people can be divided into different categories and, between schools, there is some overlap. Generally speaking, there are ordinary people, noble disciples, bodhisattvas, and buddhas. People who are following the Buddhist path can move upwards through these categories, to some extent.

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Ranatunga, Arjuna. 25. What Kinds of "Saints" does Buddhism have?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 120-124 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40764. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40764. Nov 2021

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