84000 Glossary of Terms

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རྒྱ་མཚོ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི། | Glossary of Terms

    རྒྱ་མཚོ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།

    rgya mtsho chen po bzhi

    catvaro samudrāḥ

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Publications: 2
Translation by Dr. Karen Liljenberg
  • Four great oceans
  • རྒྱ་མཚོ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།
  • rgya mtsho chen po bzhi
  • catvaro samudrāḥ

Four oceans believed to surround the central mountain, Mt. Meru, in Indian cosmology.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Four great oceans
  • རྒྱ་མཚོ་ཆེན་པོ་བཞི།
  • rgya mtsho chen po bzhi
  • mahāsamudrā

In Buddhist cosmology, the four oceans in between the four continents that are at the cardinal points of the flat disc of the world, with the gigantic Mount Sumeru in its center.