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Glossar (Englisch)

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ordination (tokudo 得度)

Literally, to be "enabled" (toku 得) to "cross over" or "be saved" (do 度). Ordination rites always involve receiving precepts (jukai 受戒), which "enable" one to successfully follow the Buddhist path.