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[[chos rgyal mes dbon rnam gsum]] - Three Forefather Dharma Kings; three ancestral religious kings, three great "Buddhist" kings of Tibet are [[Songtsen Gampo]], [[Trisong Deutsen]], and [[Tri Ralpachen]] {[[srong btsan sgam po]], [[khri srong lde btsan]]} and {[[khri ral pa can]]};: [RY]
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Sentient Being ([[sems can]]/ [['gro ba]])
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*In a Buddhist context, the expression 'sentient being' has a technical usage which contrasts with the concept of a buddha. The term refers to beings confined to cyclic existence and also those who have attained liberation from it but who have not attained a non-residual or full nirvāṇa. Furthermore, in the Buddhist view, sentient beings partake of six classes: gods, antigods, humans, animals, tormented spirits and denizens of hell. See under six classes of sentient/living beings. [[GD]] (from the Glossary to [[Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings]])
  
[[chos rgyal mes dbon rnam gsum]] - Three Forefather Dharma Kings, three ancestral Dharma kings [RY]
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==references==
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[[skye 'gro]] - sentient beings, creatures beings, moving beings, beings [JV]
  
[[bstan 'dzin chos rgyal gyi gdung rabs bzhi]] - the four lineages of dharma kings who hold the teachings [IW]
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[[skye rgu]] - 1) being, living being, sentient being, creature. Syn {sems can, skye dgu}. 2) people, human beings [RY]
  
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[[skye ldan]] - 1) sentient beings; 2) world; 3) organic, living [IW]
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[[skye bo]] - 1) sentient being. 2) person, human being, ordinary men / people / beings, living creature. 3) mankind; beings [RY]
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[[skye bo]] - 1) sentient being; 2) [non-enlightened] person, human being; 3) mankind [IW]
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[[skyes pa'i srog chags]] - creature, sentient being [RY]
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[[bskyab par bya ba'i sems can]] - sentient beings who are to be protected [IW]
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[[kha lo chos la bsgyur ba]] - who leads [all sentient beings] to the [[Dharma]] [RY]
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[[khams gsum rigs drug gi sems can]] - the six classes of sentient beings of the three realms [RY]
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[[khams gsum sems can]] - sentient beings of the three realms [IW]
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[[khams gsum sems can gyi 'khrul gzhi]] - the ground of confusion / deluded foundation of the sentient beings of the three realms [RY]
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[[khe dang rgyal kha]] - {khe dang rgyal kha sems can la sbyin/ gyong dang bub ka rang gis len} offering gain and victory to sentient beings and taking loss and defeat for oneself [RY]
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[[khyab pa tshad mas grub cing rtags khas blangs kyis grub pa]] - pervasion established through valid cognition/pramana and the asserted proof [like proclaiming sound as permanent from the viewpoint of a sentient being  [IW]
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[[mkha' khyab 'gro ba]] - sentient beings pervading space, sentient beings as limitless as space [IW]
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[[mkha' khyab 'dro ba kun]] - all sentient beings pervading space [RY]
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[[mkha' mnyam gyi sems can]] - sentient beings equal to space [RY]
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[['khor 'das kyi mgron]] - the guests of [[samsara]] and [[nirvana]], [[Buddha]]s etc. and ''sentient beings'' [RY]
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[[Category: Key Terms]]

Latest revision as of 10:11, 8 October 2006

Sentient Being (sems can/ 'gro ba)

  • In a Buddhist context, the expression 'sentient being' has a technical usage which contrasts with the concept of a buddha. The term refers to beings confined to cyclic existence and also those who have attained liberation from it but who have not attained a non-residual or full nirvāṇa. Furthermore, in the Buddhist view, sentient beings partake of six classes: gods, antigods, humans, animals, tormented spirits and denizens of hell. See under six classes of sentient/living beings. GD (from the Glossary to Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings)

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skye 'gro - sentient beings, creatures beings, moving beings, beings [JV]

skye rgu - 1) being, living being, sentient being, creature. Syn {sems can, skye dgu}. 2) people, human beings [RY]

skye ldan - 1) sentient beings; 2) world; 3) organic, living [IW]

skye bo - 1) sentient being. 2) person, human being, ordinary men / people / beings, living creature. 3) mankind; beings [RY]

skye bo - 1) sentient being; 2) [non-enlightened] person, human being; 3) mankind [IW]

skyes pa'i srog chags - creature, sentient being [RY]

bskyab par bya ba'i sems can - sentient beings who are to be protected [IW]

kha lo chos la bsgyur ba - who leads [all sentient beings] to the Dharma [RY]

khams gsum rigs drug gi sems can - the six classes of sentient beings of the three realms [RY]

khams gsum sems can - sentient beings of the three realms [IW]

khams gsum sems can gyi 'khrul gzhi - the ground of confusion / deluded foundation of the sentient beings of the three realms [RY]

khe dang rgyal kha - {khe dang rgyal kha sems can la sbyin/ gyong dang bub ka rang gis len} offering gain and victory to sentient beings and taking loss and defeat for oneself [RY]

khyab pa tshad mas grub cing rtags khas blangs kyis grub pa - pervasion established through valid cognition/pramana and the asserted proof [like proclaiming sound as permanent from the viewpoint of a sentient being [IW]

mkha' khyab 'gro ba - sentient beings pervading space, sentient beings as limitless as space [IW]

mkha' khyab 'dro ba kun - all sentient beings pervading space [RY]

mkha' mnyam gyi sems can - sentient beings equal to space [RY]

'khor 'das kyi mgron - the guests of samsara and nirvana, Buddhas etc. and sentient beings [RY]