root downfall

A transgression of a root bodhisattva or root tantric vow, which, if it is a full transgression, acts as a root for falling to rebirth in one of the worse rebirth states.

Tibetan: rtsa-ltung

Other languages

Français: chute-racine
Русский: коренное падение
Tiếng Việt: phạm trọng giới

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