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Chinese Word Detail

退转     tuìzhuàn     parihāṇi / to regress / to degenerate

Traditional: 退轉
Grammar: Verb
Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: parihāṇi, Pali: parihāni; to loose bodhicitta and regress in level of cultivation or no longer practice Buddhism. From the Sanskrit word parihāṇi feminine noun meaning 'decrease, loss, deficiency'. Abbreviated to 退 in Chinese texts (BL 'parihāṇi'; FGDB '退轉'; BCSD '退轉'; MW 'parihANi').
Synonyms: 退堕 退失
Topic: Buddhism

Other senses of the word: 退转

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