Shravaka

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Shravaka

(skt.: shravaka; tib.: nyen tho) Shravaka literally means Hearer or Listener. It refers to those practitioners who, with the motivation of renouncing the Samsara and to achieve permanent happines for themselves, strive to reach Nirvana. They focus on the Four Noble Truths and on understanding that there is no independent self. In this process they listen to the teachings of a Buddha, and achieve this goal by realizing the nonexistence of personal self.