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Literally, "listeners" to Buddha's teachings – practitioners of the Hinayana vehicle who, motivated by renunciation, strive to attain liberation from uncontrollably recurring rebirth (Skt. saṃsāra) and to become an arhat (liberated being). They practice, based on having listened to (heard) Buddha's teachings, which they transmit to others.

Tibetan: ཉན་ཐོས། nyan-thos

Sanskrit: śrāvaka

Pali: sāvaka

J. Hopkins: Hearer

Synonyms: Hearer; Listener

Other languages

العربية: شيرافاكا
Deutsch: Shravaka
Français: Shravaka
Italiano: Shravaka
Русский: Шравака
Tiếng Việt: Thanh văn
简体中文: 声闻者
繁體中文: 聲聞者

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