Pronunciation: (vi-här'u), [key]
1. a meeting place of Buddhist monks.
2. a Buddhist monastery.
3. (cap.) Also called Brahma Vihara. one of the four states of mind, namely love, compassion, sympathetic gladness, and equanimity, to be developed by every Buddhist.
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