Self-liberator arhats are the lesser known, somewhatmy stical, practitioners, who are superior to hearers but are inferior to bodhisattvas. They are motivated enough to work for the dharma and sentient beings that they meditate for one hundred aeons to have more qualities, but their final aim is
still personal liberation.
In their last life they attain the self-generated transcendental wisdom without the condition of an external teacher, and they possess the ability of teaching the dharma non-verbally. This material is based on Lama Tsong Khapa’s Rosary of Eloquent Speech, Jetsun-Cho-gi Gyaltsen’s General
Explanation of the Perfections and Jetsun-Cho-gi Gyaltsen’s General Explanation of the Middle Way.
I have attempted to extract some points regarding selfliberators, primarily from the Prasangika point of view, and not from the Svatrantika point of view that is common to The Rosary of Eloquent Speech and The General Explanation of the Perfections. Any faults are entirely mine.