84000 Glossary of Terms

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སོ་སོར་ཐར་པའི་སྡོམ་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    སོ་སོར་ཐར་པའི་སྡོམ་པ།

    so sor thar pa’i sdom pa

    prātimokṣa­saṃvara

  • Term
Publications: 3
Translation by Jake Nagasawa · ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir · Jaakko Takkinen
  • Prātimokṣa vows
  • སོ་སོར་ཐར་པའི་སྡོམ་པ།
  • so sor thar pa’i sdom pa
  • prātimokṣa­saṃvara

The regulations and rules that constitute Buddhist discipline. The number and scope of the vows differs depending on one’s status (lay, novice monastic, or full monastic) and whether one is a monk or a nun.

Translation by Miguel Sawaya
  • Prātimokṣa vows
  • སོ་སོ་ཐར་པའི་སྡོམ་པ།
  • so so thar pa’i sdom pa
  • prātimokśasaṃvara

The vows of moral discipline which are followed by monks and nuns. The term “prātimokṣa” can be used to refer both to the disciplinary rules themselves and to the texts from the Vinaya that contain them.

Translation by Joshua Capitanio
  • Pratimokṣa vows
  • སོ་སོར་ཐར་པའི་སྡོམ་པ།
  • so sor thar pa’i sdom pa
  • prātimokśasaṃvara

The vows or rules of conduct for those who pursue liberation, sometimes contrasted with the bodhisattva vows.