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མཚན། | Glossary of Terms

  • མཚན།

  • mtshan
  • lakṣaṇa
  • Term
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The thirty-two primary physical characteristics of a “great being,” mahāpuruṣa, which every buddha and cakravartin possesses. They are considered “major” in terms of being primary to the eighty minor marks or signs of a great being.