ocean-imprint meditation A kind of meditation expounded in the Flower Garland Sutra. In this meditation all phenomena of the three existences appear clearly in one’s mind, just as all things are reflected on the surface of the ocean when the water is calm.
once-returner (Skt sakṛdāgāmin) One of the four kinds of voice-hearers. A once-returner is a voice-hearer who is destined to return to the world of human beings only once more. See also four-stage enlightenment.
outflows (Skt āsrava, Ch lou, J ro) Another term for earthly desires and illusions. “Outflows” refers to that which flows out ceaselessly from the six sense organs, that is, earthly desires and illusions. Hence to be free of outflows is to be free of earthly desires and illusions.