bhūmi

From Buddha-Nature
Sanskrit Noun

bhūmi

developmental stage
भूमि
ས་

Basic Meaning

A plateau of spiritual 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
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term level
Sarah Harding's English Term ground
Gyurme Dorje's English Term level
Ives Waldo's English Term stage
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning A plateau of spiritual development.
Related Terms bodhisattvabhūmi
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...
Tshig mdzod Chen mo 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/