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ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས། | Glossary of Terms

    ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས།

    tshul khrims

    śīla

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Publications: 26

Morally virtuous or disciplined conduct and the abandonment of morally undisciplined conduct of body, speech, and mind. In a general sense, moral discipline is the cause for rebirth in higher, more favorable states, but it is also foundational to Buddhist practice as one of the three trainings (triśikṣā) and one of the six perfections of a bodhisattva. Often rendered as “ethics,” “discipline,” and “morality.”