四种方便 (四種方便) sì zhǒng fāngbiàn

sì zhǒng fāngbiàn phrase four kinds of expedient means
Domain: Buddhism 佛教
Notes: Namely, 1. 行根本方便 basic practice of expedient means, 2. 能止方便 expedient means that are able to prevent unwholesome dharmas from arising, 3. 發起善根增長方便 expedient means that promote wholesome roots, and 4. 大願平等方便 expedient means of the great vow of universal liberation (Aśvaghoṣa and Hakeda 2006, p. 81; FGDB '四種方便'; T 1666, 32.0580c12)