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སའི་སྙིང་པོ། | Glossary of Terms

    སའི་སྙིང་པོ།

    sa’i snying po

    Kṣitigarbha

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Publications: 9
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Kṣiti­garbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣiti­garbha

A bodhisattva mahāsattva.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Kṣitigarbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣitigarbha

A bodhisattva.

Translation by Jamyang Choesang · Kunsang Choepel · Boyce Teoh · Solvej Nielsen
  • Kṣitigarbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣitigarbha
Translation by Jampa Tenzin · Ngawang Tenzin · Christian Bernert · Julia C. Stenzel
  • Kṣitigarbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣitigarbha

“Essence of Earth,” one of the “eight close sons of the Buddha,” and one of the most popular bodhisattvas in East Asia. In China he has been venerated in particular for his ability to rescue beings reborn in the hells, and in Japan as a protector of children and travelers.

Translation by Reverend Dr. Chodrung-ma Kunga Chodron
  • Kṣitigarbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣitigarbha

A bodhisattva.

Translation by Rolf Scheuermann · Casey Kemp
  • Kṣitigarbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣitigarbha

An important bodhisattva disciple of the Buddha.

Translation by Laura Dainty
  • Kṣitigarbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣitigarbha

A bodhisattva.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Kṣitigarbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣitigarbha

One of the sixteen great bodhisattvas. The content of the list varies from text to text.

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Kṣitigarbha
  • སའི་སྙིང་པོ།
  • sa’i snying po
  • Kṣitigarbha

One of the celestial bodhisattvas.