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 +'''​Anāgāmī''': ​ The Non-Returner is a Noble Disciple Ariya-puggala on the 3rd stage of Nobility. ​
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 +An anagami (non-returner) has completely eradicated the first five hindrances of the [[10 hindrances]] to enlightenment and never returns to earth or any other world system (planet, solar system). Such a person is re-born to a heavenly realm and attains enlightenment from there.
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 +There are 5 classes of Non-Returners,​ as it is said e.g. Pug. 42-46:
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 +A being, through the disappearing of the 5 lower mental chains samyojana, reappears in a higher world amongst the devas of the Pure Abodes, suddhāvāsa,​ and without returning from that world into the sense-sphere,​ he there reaches Nibbāna.
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 +1. He may, immediately after appearing there in the Pure Abodes or before half of the life-time, attain the Noble path for the overcoming of the higher mental chains. Such a being is called one who reaches Nibbāna within the first half of the life antarā-parinibbāyī.
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 +2. Or, while living more than half of the lifetime there, or at the moment of death, he attains the Noble path for the overcoming of the higher mental chains. Such a being is called one who reaches Nibbāna after crossing half the life-time upahacca-parinibbāyī.
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 +3. Or, with effort he attains the Noble path for the overcoming of the higher mental chains. Such a being is called one who reaches Nibbāna with exertion sasankhāra-parinibbāyī.
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 +4. Or, without effort he attains the Noble path for the overcoming of the higher mental chains. Such a being is called one who reaches Nibbāna without exertion asankhāra-parinibbāyī.
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 +5. Or, after vanishing from the heaven of the Aviha-gods see: suddhāvāsa,​ he appears in the heaven of the unworried atappa gods. After vanishing from there he appears in the heaven of the clearly-visible sudassa gods, from there in the heaven of the clear-visioned sudassī gods, from there in the heaven of the highest akanittha gods. There he attains the Noble path for the overcoming of the higher mental chains. Such a being is called one who passes up-stream to the highest gods uddhamsota-akanittha-gāmī.
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 +==References==
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 +*Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. ​ ''​Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines'',​ Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.  ​
 +*''​[[Buddha'​s Lists|The Complete Book of Buddha'​s Lists -- Explained]]''​. ​ David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
 +*http://​www.thedhamma.com/​
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 +[[Category:​Pali terms]]
  
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