Tirthikadharma, aka: Tīrthikadharma, Tirthika-dharma; 1 Definition(s)

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Tirthikadharma 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Tirthikadharma in Mahayana glossaries]

Tīrthikadharma (तीर्थिकधर्म).—The systems of the heretics (tīrthika-dharma), while saving beings, do not save them appropriately, because all kinds of wrong views (mithyādṛṣṭi) and fetters (saṃyojana) remain.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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