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Jakumetsu

(fl. c. 1235)


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(Jap., ‘stillness’ + ‘extinction’).

Japanese pronunciation of the two Chinese characters which represent the Skt. for nirvāna. It is thus an indefinable state of absolute attainment in which a buddha lives.

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