三细六粗 (三細六粗) sān xì liù cū

sān xì liù cū set phrase three subtle aspects and six coarse aspects
Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: China 中国
Notes: Refers to concepts in the Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna 《大乘起信論》, the three are: (1) 無明業相 activity of ignorance, (2) 能見相 perceiving the subject, and (3) 境界相 world of objects. The six coarse aspects are: (1) 智相 discriminating intellect, (2) 相續相 aspect of continuity, (3) 執取相 aspect of attachment, (4) 計名字相 aspect of use of names and letters, (5) 起業相 aspect of giving rise to karma, (6) 業繫苦相 aspect of suffering from karmic connections (Ding '三細六麤'; FGDB '三細六粗')