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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lung (Tib), or wind disease

rlung (Wyl)

Literally, wind. The state in which the winds within the body are unbalanced or blocked, thus causing various illnesses. Note that wind disease and oral transmission have the same Tibetan phonetic spelling (lung), but the Wylie transliteration is slightly different.