This glossary contains an alphabetical list of Buddhist terms that you may find on this website. Many of the terms now include phoneticized Sanskrit (Skt) as well as two forms of Tibetan—the phonetic version (Tib), which is a guide to pronunciation, and transliteration using the Wylie method (Wyl). Search for the term you want by entering it in the search box or browse through the listing by clicking on the letters below.

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attachment-scattering thought

auddhatya (Skt); go pa (Tib); rgod pa (Wyl)

A hindrance to meditation, where the mind is focused on a meditation object but not the specific object of the session, for example, focusing on another deity instead of the intended object. See also scattering thought and sinking thought.