84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཀུན་ཏུ་རྒྱུ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཀུན་ཏུ་རྒྱུ།

    kun tu rgyu

    parivrājaka

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Publications: 15

A non-Buddhist religious mendicant who literally “roams around.” Historically, they wandered in India from ancient times, including the time of the Buddha, and held a variety of beliefs, engaging with one another in debate on a range of topics. Some of their metaphysical views are presented in the early Buddhist discourses of the Pali Canon. They included women in their number.