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(Skt.). The four ‘means of attraction’, comprising one aspect of a Bodhisattva's training in relationship to other beings. A Bodhisattva uses the means of attraction to draw beings to the Dharma by means of generosity (dāna), kind words (priya-vadyatā), beneficial acts (artha-kriyā), and sympathy (samānārtha).

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