Nirvana with residue

(1) According to the Hinayana tenet systems, the state of nirvana that a shravaka or pratyekabuddha arhat, or a Buddha, attains during his or her lifetime and which lasts only so long as the person is alive. This is so called because the person still has left a residue of tainted aggregates. (2) According to the Mahayana tenet systems other than Gelug Prasangika, the same as asserted by the Hinayana systems, but in reference only to shravaka and pratyekabuddha arhats. (3) According to Gelug Prasangika, in reference to shravaka and pratyekabuddha arhats, their state either during subsequent attainment (post-meditation) periods, when meditating on something other than voidness, or when not meditating at all. In reference to Buddhas, their Corpuses of Form.

Tibetan: ལྷག་བཅས་ཀྱི་མྱ་ངན་འདས། lhag-bcas-kyi mya-ngan 'das

Sanskrit: sopadhiśeṣanirvāṇa

Other languages

Deutsch: Nirvana mit Überrest
Italiano: Nirvana con residuo
Русский: Нирвана с остатком
Tiếng Việt: Niết bàn hữu dư

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