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'''Sentient beings''' (Skt. ''sattva''; Tib.སེམས་ཆེན་, ''sem chen''; [[Wyl.]] ''sems can'') — all inhabitants of the [[three realms]] of [[samsara]] who possess a mind and transmigrate within the [[six classes of beings]]. Animate things, such as plants, which do not have a mind, are not 'sentient'.
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'''Sentient beings''' (Skt. ''sattva''; Tib. སེམས་ཆེན་, ''sem chen'', [[Wyl.]] ''sems can'') — all inhabitants of the [[three realms]] of [[samsara]] who possess a mind and transmigrate within the [[six classes of beings]]. Animate things, such as plants, which do not have a mind, are not 'sentient'.
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
*limited beings (Alexander Berzin)
 
*limited beings (Alexander Berzin)
  
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[[Category:Classes of beings]]
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[[Category:Three Realms of Samsara]]

Latest revision as of 09:34, 21 August 2017

Sentient beings (Skt. sattva; Tib. སེམས་ཆེན་, sem chen, Wyl. sems can) — all inhabitants of the three realms of samsara who possess a mind and transmigrate within the six classes of beings. Animate things, such as plants, which do not have a mind, are not 'sentient'.

Alternative Translations

  • limited beings (Alexander Berzin)