84000 Glossary of Terms

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དམིགས་པ། | Glossary of Terms

  • དམིགས་པ།

  • དམིགས་སུ་ཡོད་པ།
  • དམིགས།
  • dmigs pa
  • dmigs
  • dmigs su yod pa
  • ālambana
  • upalabdhi
  • upalabdha
  • upalabhate
  • upalambha
  • upalabdhya
  • alambhate
  • ārambana
  • ālambh
  • Term
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dmigs (pa) translates a number of Sanskrit terms, including ālambana, upalabdhi, and ālambate. These terms commonly refer to the apprehending of a subject, an object, and the relationships that exist between them. The term may also be translated as “referentiality,” meaning a system based on the existence of referent objects, referent subjects, and the referential relationships that exist between them. As part of their doctrine of “threefold nonapprehending/nonreferentiality” (’khor gsum mi dmigs pa), Mahāyāna Buddhists famously assert that all three categories of apprehending lack substantiality.