Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

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TERM: ལྷོ་འཛམ་བུ་གླིང༌        Search Tibetan text archive for this word
THL TRANSLITERATION: lho 'dzam bu gling /
THL TRANSCRIPTION: lhondzam buling

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JEFFREY HOPKINS DICTIONARY

འཛམ་གླིང་
Hopkins' Translations: the southern continent of Jambudvīpa; the Indian subcontinent; the world
Sanskrit: jambu-dvīpa

Synonyms: འཛམ་བུ་གླིང་

Comment: In Buddhist cosmology there are four large continents, each of which has two smaller continents (gling phran brgyad) next to it: In the center, is the monarch of mountains, ri rab (meru). The four continents and eight smaller continents are (1) shar lus 'phags po (videha), the eastern continent land of [those with] superior/large bodies with lus (deha) and lus 'phags (videha); (2) lho 'dzam bu gling (jambudvīpa), the southern continent Jambu-tree land with rnga yab (cāmara) and rnga yab gzhan (aparacāmara); (3) nub ba blang spyod (godanīya) the western continent land of using cattle with g.yo ldan (sāthā) and lam mchog 'gro (uttaramantriṇa); (4) byang sgra mi snyan (kuru), the northern continent land of unpleasant sound with sgra mi snyan (kurava) and sgra mi snyan kyi zla (kaurava). Surrounding all of these is an outer rim of iron mountains.


RANGJUNG YESHE DICTIONARY

Jambudvipa in the south

JIM VALBY DICTIONARY

continent of 'dzam gling in the south

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