Pindola Bharadvaja is an Arhat in Buddhism. According to the earliest Indian Buddhist sutras, Pindola Bharadvaja was one of four Arhats asked by the Buddha to remain in the world to propagate Buddhist law (Dharma). Each of the four was associated with one of the four compass directions.
Bakula is also known as the Elder from the set of 16 great arhats. Bakula is typical of the group of arhats and advance in age.
The Life of the Bakula
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of the Bakula. And we will learn about the short etymological description of the word Bakula itself.
Etymology of Bakula
Bakula is known as Sthavira Bakula in Sanskrit.
Earlier, we learn about the life of the Bakula. .
In Buddhism, an arahant or arhat is one who has gained insight into the true nature of existence and has achieved Nibbana and liberated from the endless cycle of rebirth.
Mahayana Buddhist traditions have used the term for people far advanced along the path of Enlightenment, but who may not have reached full Buddhahood.
The understanding of the concept has changed over the centuries, and varies between different schools of Buddhism and different regions.