Termo

Tibetano:

རི་རྒྱལ་པོ་རི་རབ་ , རི་རབ་

ri rgyal po ri rab , ri rab

rei das montanhas e montanha suprema

Sânscrito:

meru , sumeru

Português:

Monte Meru

Segundo a cosmologia do budista, trata-se de uma imensa montanha cósmica que serve de eixo do universo e em torno da qual estão dispostos os quatro continentes. Cada sistema universal é composto por um Monte Meru e quatro continentes.

English:

Mount Meru

Immense mountain, wider at the top than at the bottom, around which the four continents of the world are disposed, according to ancient Indian cosmology.

The immense mountain, wider at the top than at the bottom, that forms the center of the universe around which the four continents of the world are disposed, according to the ancient Indian cosmology. [TLWF 2011]

The name of an immense cosmic mountain, acting as the axis of the universe and around which are located the four continents. Every universal system has its Mount Meru and four continents. [TPQ]

Lit.“the supreme mountain”: the four-sided mountain in the form of an inverted pyramid which is the center of our universe according to Buddhist cosmology. [NLF 2005][ZT 2006]

The king of mountains and world-axis, according to the cosmology of ancient India. Around it are located the four continents and eight subcontinents, of which one universe is composed. All universes, of which there are an infinite number, are arranged in the same way. [LLB 2002]

See Mount Meru [LLB 2002]