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Jainism

“Skillful means,” or “expedient means,” upaya is a Mahayana Buddhist term for employing creative and sometimes gradual or provisional methods to help sentient beings awaken. Featured prominently in the Lotus Sutra, upaya is sometimes presented as temporarily holding back the full truth, or even employing mild deception, in order to proved teaching an audience can actually hear, understand, accept, and respond to.

 

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Jainism
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skillful means
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