Tathagatagarbha, aka: Tathāgatagarbha, Tathagata-garbha; 1 Definition(s)
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Tathāgatagarbha (तथागतगर्भ).—m., (1) in Laṅk acc. to Suzuki (see Studies 405 with references), the womb where the T. is conceived and nourished and matured = the Ālayavijñāna fully purified of its…vāsanā and…dauṣṭhulya: Laṅk 77.14 ff., etc.; (2) n. of a Bodhisattva: Mvy 669.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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