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Arhat/Sthavira (Buddhist Elder) - 16 Elders: Nagasena

The arhats (T. Gnas-brtan) are the enlightened beings of Buddhism, who were disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni and attained freedom from the cycles of suffering and rebirth (Frederic 101; Rhie and Thurman, 102). Iin Tibet, there are a group of sixteen arhats and the two "adjuncts," Hvashang and Dharmatala, making it an eighteen-member group (Rhie and Thurman, 86, 102). The main figure shown in the midst of drawing a dragon up from the depths of rolling waters is the Arhat Nagasena, one of the sixteen arhats....


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