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ལྷུན་པོ། | Glossary of Terms

    ལྷུན་པོ།

    lhun po

    Meru

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Translation by Mattia Salvini
  • Meru
  • ལྷུན་པོ།
  • lhun po
  • meru

The highest mountain at the center of our world according to traditional Buddhist cosmology.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Meru
  • ལྷུན་པོ།
  • lhun po
  • Meru

Early Mahāyāna sūtras identify this as separate from Sumeru, the mountain at the center of the world. This refers to a legendary mountain in such epics as the Mahābhārata, which, while sacred, is not situated in the world’s center. This is presumably identical to the Mount Meru that is the source of one of the two main tributaries of the Ganges and lies within the territory of India.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Meru
  • ལྷུན་པོ།
  • lhun po
  • Meru

Early Mahāyāna sūtras identify this as separate from Sumeru, the mountain at the center of the world. This refers to a legendary mountain in such epics as the Mahābhārata that while sacred is not situated at the world’s center.

Translation by Zachary Beer
  • Meru
  • ལྷུན་པོ།
  • lhun po
  • Meru
Translation by Stefan Mang · Peter Woods
  • Meru
  • ལྷུན་པོ།
  • lhun po
  • meru

According to the ancient Indian cosmological system, Mount Meru is a mountain which forms the center of the universe.