Bhūmi

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Key Term bhūmi
In Tibetan Script ས་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration sa
Devanagari Sanskrit Script भूमि
Romanized Sanskrit bhūmi
Japanese Transliteration ji
English Standard developmental stage
Richard Barron's English Term spiritual level
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term ground; level; stage
Ives Waldo's English Term stage; level
Term Type Noun
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning A plateau of spiritual development.
Has the Sense of Generally associated with bodhisattvas, these are major stages arrived at over the course of lifetimes of ongoing spiritual practice and development.
Related Terms bodhisattvabhūmi;mārga
Definitions
Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism See page 116: In Sanskrit, lit. “ground”; deriving from an abhidharma denotation of bhūmi as a way or path (mārga), the term is used metaphorically to denote a “stage” of training, especially in the career of the bodhisattva or, in some contexts, a śrāvaka...
Rangjung Yeshe's English Term The levels or stages a bodhisattva traverses on the journey to complete enlightenment.
TshigmdzodChenmo sa lam gnyis kyi nang tshan du gyur pa'i sa ste/ rang gi 'bras bur gyur pa'i yon tan du ma'i gzhi rten byed pa'i lam zhugs kyi mngon rtogs te/ dman pa sa brgyad dang/ theg chen sa bcu lta bu'o/