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ཁྱིམ་བདག | Glossary of Terms

    ཁྱིམ་བདག

    khyim bdag

    gṛhapati

  • Term
Publications: 3

The term is usually used for wealthy lay patrons of the Buddhist community. It also refers to a subdivision of the vaiśya (mercantile) class of traditional Indian society, comprising businessmen, merchants, landowners, and so on.

Translation by James B. Apple · Shinobu Arai Apple
  • Householder
  • ཁྱིམ་བདག
  • khyim bdag
  • gṛhapati

The term “householder” is usually used for wealthy lay patrons of the Buddhist community. It also refers to a subdivision of the vaiśya (mercantile) class of traditional Indian society, comprising businessmen, merchants, landowners, and so on.

Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Householder
  • ཁྱིམ་བདག
  • khyim bdag
  • gṛhapati
Translation by Joshua Capitanio
  • Householder
  • ཁྱིམ་བདག
  • khyim bdag
  • gṛhapati

Someone who is not a renunciant.