Clutching ghost

One of the three worse rebirth states, characterized by the suffering of being unable to satisfy basic needs, such as hunger and thirst, and caused primarily by miserliness. Translated by most others as "hungry ghost," which is a literal rendering of the Chinese translation for the term, adopted by the Chinese in reference to the spirits of departed ancestors that suffered when not presented with regular offerings of food.

Tibetan: yi-dags

Sanskrit: preta

J Hopkins: ghost; preta; hungry ghost.


Other languages

Italiano: spirito afferrante
Русский: хватающийся дух
Tiếng Việt: ngạ quỷ
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