Overview

pṛthagjana


Related Overviews

 

'pṛthagjana' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Buddhism

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(Skt., ordinary person; Pāli, puthujjana).

The man in the street; a ‘worldling’ or ordinary person, who may be a believer or non-believer. Defined doctrinally as one with worldly aspirations still bound by the ten fetters (saṃyojana), in contrast to the Noble Persons (ārya-pudgala) who have attained one of the supermundane paths. In terms of the scheme of the five paths to Buddhahood (pañca-mārga), a pṛthagjana is one who has not attained the third of the five paths, the ‘path of seeing’ (darśana-mārga).

Subjects: Buddhism.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.