84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཉེ་བར་ལེན་པ། | Glossary of Terms

  • ཉེ་བར་ལེན་པ།

  • ལེན་པ།
  • nye bar len pa
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  • ādana
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This term, although commonly translated as “appropriation,” also means “grasping” or “clinging,” but it has a particular meaning as the ninth of the twelve links of dependent origination, situated between craving (tṛṣṇā, sred pa) and becoming or existence (bhava, srid pa). In some texts, four types of appropriation (upādāna) are listed: that of desire (rāga), view (dṛṣṭi), rules and observances as paramount (śīla­vrata­parāmarśa), and belief in a self (ātmavāda).