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ནུས་པ། | Glossary of Terms


    nus pa


  • Term
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Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor · Adam Krug
  • Śakti
  • ནུས་པ།
  • nus pa
  • śakti

In colloquial usage, the term means “ability”; in a more esoteric sense, it denotes feminine energy and power; it is also used when referring to powerful female spirits (usually within the Śaiva pantheon).