Patriarchs; 1 Definition(s)

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Patriarchs means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[Patriarchs in Buddhism glossaries]
These are historical or semi historical champions of the Buddhist faith. Portraits (imaginary or real) of these paragons are kept in subsidiary chapels within temple complexes. In making daily offerings and conducting annual memorial services before these images, monks are reminded of the past priests selfless example.(Source): The Art of Asia: Who is Who in Heaven

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