84000 Glossary of Terms

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སྲིན་པོ། | Glossary of Terms

  • སྲིན་པོ།

  • srin po
  • rākṣasa
  • rākṣasī
  • rakṣas
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A class of nonhuman beings that are often, but certainly not always, considered demonic in the Buddhist tradition. They are often depicted as flesh-eating monsters who haunt frightening places and are ugly and evil-natured with a yearning for human flesh, and who additionally have miraculous powers, such as being able to change their appearance.