Sravaka or Srawaka

Sravaka Or Srawaka (Sanskrit sru, to hear), a name of the disciples of Buddha, who, through the hearing of his doctrine and by practicing the four great Buddhistic truths, attain to the qualification of an Arhat, or Buddhist saint. From among these disciples eighty are called the Mahsaravakas, or the great Sravakas. The Sravakas are entitled to the predicate Ayushmat, or "one possessed of long life." This name is also given among the Nepalese to one of the four orders into which their priests are divided. See Hardy, Eastern Monachism.

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