84000 Glossary of Terms
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མེར་མེར་པོ། | Glossary of Terms
mer mer po
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
- First-week embryo
- mar mer
The Gaṇḍavyūha uses the same terminology as the Jain text Tandulaveyāliyua and differs from other sūtras. In the Nandagarbhāvakrantinirdeśasūtra, kalala is translated as mer mer po. In other texts the first stage is translated as nur nur po.
Translation by Robert Kritzer
- mer mer po
The embryo in the first week of gestation.