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(Jap.; Chin., ssu hung shih yuan). Term for the ‘four great vows’ of the Bodhisattva: (1) although sentient beings are numberless, I vow to save them all; (2) although defilements are measureless, I vow to cut them all off; (3) although the Dharma-gates are inexhaustible, I vow to study them all; (4) although the Buddha-way is unsurpassed, I vow to attain it. In east Asia, these vows are generally taken in rituals conferring the Bodhisattva precepts.or in other rites of passage.

(1) although sentient beings are numberless, I vow to save them all; (2) although defilements are measureless, I vow to cut them all off; (3) although the Dharma-gates are inexhaustible, I vow to study them all; (4) although the Buddha-way is unsurpassed, I vow to attain it.

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