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如来     Rúlái     Thus-Come (tathagata) / Tathāgata / Thus Come One

Traditional: 如來
Grammar: Proper Noun
Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: tathāgata, one of the ten epithets of the Buddha 佛陀十号, literally meaning 'Thus Come' (tathā + āgata) or 'Thus Gone' (tathā + gata) in Sanskrit but decidedly meaning 'Thus Come One' in Chinese; FGS translation standard: Thus-Come (tathagata) (Conze, 1973, p. 323; BL 'tathāgata'; Faxiang).
Synonyms: 真如
Concept: 佛 Buddha
Topic: Buddhism

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