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རུས་པའི་རི། | Glossary of Terms

    རུས་པའི་རི།

    rus pa’i ri

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Translation by Zsuzsa Majer · Krisztina Teleki
  • Mountain of bones
  • རུས་པའི་རི།
  • rus pa’i ri

This is a reference to saṃsāra, which is called a “mountain of bones” since the skeletons of the beings born therein would, if accumulated over countless rebirths, be enough to form a mountain.