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སེམས་ཅན། | Glossary of Terms

    སེམས་ཅན།

    sems can

    sattva

  • Term
Publications: 5
Translation by Gyurme Dorje
  • Sentient being
  • སེམས་ཅན།
  • sems can
  • sattva
Translation by Gregory Forgues
  • Sentient being
  • སེམས་ཅན།
  • sems can
  • sattva

Often rendered simply as “being.”

Translation by Zsuzsa Majer
  • Sentient being
  • སེམས་ཅན།
  • sems can
  • sattva

Any living being in one of the six realms.

Translation by Zsuzsa Majer
  • Sentient being
  • སེམས་ཅན།
  • sems can
  • sattva

Any living being in one of the six realms.

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Translation by Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes · Konstantin Brockhausen · Konstantin Brockhausen · Katrin Querl · Konstantin Brockhausen · Susanne Fleischmann · Doris Unterthurner
  • Sentient being
  • སེམས་ཅན།
  • sems can
  • sattva