Four attributes of the four continents

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Four attributes of the four continents — each of the four continents belonging to one world system is endowed with a specific attribute:

  1. the jewel mountain (Tib. rinpoche riwo) is the main attribute of Purva Videha
  2. the wish-fulfilling tree (Tib. pak sam gyi shing) is the main attribute of Jambudvipa
  3. the wish-fulfilling cows (Tib. dö jö ba) are the main attributes of Aparagodaniya
  4. the harvest which need no sowing (Tib. ma mö pé lo tok) is the main attribute of Uttarakura

Alternative Translations

  1. the mountain of jewels/precious gems, the precious mountain
  2. the grove of wish-fulfilling trees
  3. the bountiful cow, the herd of wish-fulfilling cows, the inexhaustible bountiful cow
  4. the spontaneous harvest, the self-ripening crops, the harvest which grows without cultivation

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