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Japanese term meaning:

1 The ten precepts taken by novices in Buddhist monasteries and convents.

2 As different Japanese characters but with the same transliteration, the ‘ten realms’ of Mahāyāna thought: hell.hungry ghost (preta), animal.human, asura.heaven.Śrāvaka, Pratyekabuddha.Bodhisattva.and Buddha.

Subjects: Religion.

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