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vaiśāradya


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(Skt.). Confidence, fearlessness, or proficiency. Buddhas (and according to Mahāyāna.also Bodhisattvas) are endowed with four types of unshakable confidence known as the ‘Four Fearlessneses’. These are (1) his perfect enlightenment (bodhi) is irreversible; (2) all the impurities (āśrava) have been destroyed; (3) all obstacles have been overcome; (4) the means to overcoming rebirth (saṃsāra) has been proclaimed.

(1) his perfect enlightenment (bodhi) is irreversible; (2) all the impurities (āśrava) have been destroyed; (3) all obstacles have been overcome; (4) the means to overcoming rebirth (saṃsāra) has been proclaimed.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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