Stable elder

A senior member of the ordained Sangha who is stable in his vows. It has nothing to do with age from birth, but how long someone has been a monk.

Tibetan: གནས་བརྟན། gnas-brtan

Sanskrit: sthavira

Pali: thera

Other languages

العربية: الأقدم ثباتًا
فارسی: شیخ باثبات

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