Pratyeka Buddha

Pra·​tye·​ka Bud·​dha | \ prə‧¦tyākə+\

Definition of Pratyeka Buddha

: one who having attained enlightenment enters Nirvana without turning back to teach others

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History and Etymology for Pratyeka Buddha

Sanskrit pratyekabuddha, from pratyeka single (from praty- —from prati toward, against—+ eka alone) + buddha

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