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(Skt., ten powers).

The ten powers of a tathāgata consisting of knowledge relating to: (1) what is and is not possible in any situation; (2) the ripening (vipāka) of deeds and the maturation of karma; (3) the superior and inferior qualities of beings; (4) the various tendencies of beings; (5) the manifold constituents of the world; (6) the paths leading to the various realms of existence; (7) pure and impure behaviour; (8) the arising of meditative states (dhyāna) and related attainments; (9) the death andrebirth of beings; (10) liberation through the destruction of the outflows (āśravas).

(1) what is and is not possible in any situation; (2) the ripening (vipāka) of deeds and the maturation of karma; (3) the superior and inferior qualities of beings; (4) the various tendencies of beings; (5) the manifold constituents of the world; (6) the paths leading to the various realms of existence; (7) pure and impure behaviour; (8) the arising of meditative states (dhyāna) and related attainments; (9) the death andrebirth of beings; (10) liberation through the destruction of the outflows (āśravas).

Subjects: Buddhism.


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