bhūmi

From Buddha-Nature

Sanskrit Noun

bhūmi

developmental stage
भूमि
ས་

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.

Term Variations
Key Term bhūmi
Topic Variation bhūmi
Tibetan ས་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration sa
Devanagari Sanskrit भूमि
Romanized Sanskrit bhūmi
Japanese Transliteration ji
Buddha-nature Site Standard English developmental stage
Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term ground
Richard Barron's English Term spiritual level, level
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term level, stage
Sarah Harding's English Term ground, level
Gyurme Dorje's English Term level
Ives Waldo's English Term stage, level
Term Information
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
Term Type Noun
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 Dictionary 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/