84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཉེ་བར་ལེན་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཉེ་བར་ལེན་པ།

    nye bar len pa

    upādāna

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This term also means “grasping” or “clinging,” but it has a particular meaning as the ninth of the twelve links of dependent arising, situated between craving (Skt. tṛṣṇā, Tib. sred pa) and becoming or existence (Skt. bhava, Tib. srid pa). In some texts, four types of appropriation are listed: that of desire (Skt. rāga), view (Skt. dṛṣṭi), rules and observances as paramount (Skt. śīla­vrata­parāmarśa), and belief in a self (Skt. ātmavāda).