Mahakaruna, aka: Mahākaruṇā; 1 Definition(s)


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mahākaruṇā : (f.) great compassion.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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