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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cessation without residue

nirupadhishesha-nirvana (Skt); lhag mä pä nya ngen lä dä pa (Tib); lhag med pa’i mya ngan las ‘das pa (Wyl)

The attainment of nirvana once the contaminated body (the residue) perishes, hence “without residue” or “without remainder.” One of the three types of nirvana, or liberation. See also cessation with residue and non-abiding nirvana.