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ཉི་ཚེ་བའི་སྤྱོད་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཉི་ཚེ་བའི་སྤྱོད་པ།

    nyi tshe ba’i spyod pa

    pradeśakārin

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Translation by Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Narrow-minded attitude
  • ཉི་ཚེ་བའི་སྤྱོད་པ།
  • nyi tshe ba’i spyod pa
  • pradeśakārin

This term refers to the restricted, biased, narrow-minded attitudes and practices of the Disciple Vehicle, which itself is called Skt. prādeśikāyāna (“limited, or narrow-minded, vehicle”) (Mvy, 1254). It is narrow-minded because it posits the reality of the elements of existence as apparently perceived and because it aspires only to personal liberation, not to the exaltation of buddhahood.