non-returner ［阿那含・不還］ (, Pali anāgāmin; anagon or fugen): The third of the four stages of Hinayana enlightenment. The fourth and highest stage is the stage of arhat. The stage of the non-returner is the stage in which one has eliminated the desires and delusions of the world of desire. At this stage, one will not be reborn in the world of desire; hence the term “non-returner.” Instead one will be reborn in the world of form or the world of formlessness. The Sanskrit word anāgāmin means not coming, not arriving, or not subject to returning.