Examine Buddhist teachings on the experience of the arahant in this world and beyond death.

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  • Examine Buddhist teachings on the experience of the arahant in this world and beyond death.
    • Qualitites of an Arahant in this world.
      • They have destroyed the 5 hindrances.
        • Lustful desires, hatred, laziness, worry and doubts.
      • They have fully developed all the 7 factors of enlightenment
      • They are free from fear and craving.
      • They may experience physical pain but no mental anguish.
      • They have become the perfect human with perfectly calm speech, mind and behaviour.
      • They are worthy of great  respect, they have fully completed spiritual training.
      • An arahant is in its final stage when all remaining defilements are removed.
    • Qualities of an Arahant after death.
      • All personality factors come to an end.
      • They no longer have rebirths into the wheel of samsara.
      • When asked the question 'what happens at the death of an arahant?' Buddha declared this was one of the undeterminedquestions.
      • Having destroyed all causes of rebirth their indefinable state is beyond death rather than after death.
      • It is beyond normal comprehension. When all phenomina are removed, then all ways of describing are also removed.
    • Introduction
      • An Arahant means 'worthy one' and it is someone who exists in both is world and the next (beyond death)
      • They are 3 types of Arahants.
        • A stream enterer. These are on their way to Nibbana.
        • A once-returner, who have more than one rebirth.
        • A non-returner, someone who can attain Nibbana in this life.

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