84000 Glossary of Terms

Our trilingual glossary combining entries from all of our publications into one useful resource, giving translations and definitions of thousands of terms, people, places, and texts from the Buddhist canon.

རྫུས་ཏེ་སྐྱེ་བ། | Glossary of Terms

    རྫུས་ཏེ་སྐྱེ་བ།

    rdzus te skye ba

    upapāduka

  • Term
Publications: 5

One of the four modes of birth (caturyoni; skye gnas bzhi). Those who take miraculous birth are spontaneously born fully mature at the time of their birth. There are many categories of beings who can be born under these circumstances, including gods, hungry ghosts, hell beings, beings born in the intermediate state (antarābhava; bar ma do), and even humans in special circumstances or in the pure realms.