3 types of enlightened ones

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Three types of enlightened ones:

1. Samma-sam-buddha = One who rediscovers the teachings and teaches the masses as the historical Buddha did (Siddhattha Gotama).

2. Paccekabuddha = A silent buddha. One who attains full enlightenment, but does not teach others.

3. Arahant = Fully enlightened person, who might teach others, but not as the one who rediscovered the teachings, just as one who learned it from a current dispensation.

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