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ནུ་ཞོའི་རྒྱ་མཚོ། | Glossary of Terms


    nu zho’i rgya mtsho

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Translation by Zsuzsa Majer · Krisztina Teleki
  • Ocean of milk
  • ནུ་ཞོའི་རྒྱ་མཚོ།
  • nu zho’i rgya mtsho

This is a reference to saṃsāra, which is called an “ocean of milk” since the beings therein are sustained by their mother’s milk which, if accumulated over countless rebirths, would be enough to fill an ocean.