glossary

(Sanskrit and Pali, literally "without waves"; also transliterated Avichi, Avici) In Buddhism, the lowest level of the hell realms, inhabited by those who have committed one or more of the Five Grave Offenses:

  1. Intentional murder of one's father
  2. Intentional murder of one's mother
  3. Killing an Arhat (enlightened being)
  4. Harming a Buddha
  5. Creating a division or split within the spiritual community

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"What truly counts in these studies is the manner in which human beings behave internally and invisibly with one another."