1 Explanation, elucidation, or analysis, particularly with reference to points of doctrine.
2 The science of grammar.
3 A prediction or prophecy, used especially in Mahāyāna sūtras with reference to the prediction given by a Buddha to a Bodhisattva who has just embarked on the path. The prediction often details the Bodhisattva's future deeds, his achievement of enlightenment (bodhi) and his eventual name as a Buddha.
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