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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Prasangika Madhyamaka (Skt)

u ma thäl gyur pa (Tib); dbu ma thal 'gyur pa (Wyl)

The Middle Way Consequence School, a sub-school of the Middle Way school of Buddhist philosophy. According to Tibetan scholarly tradition, the school of Madhyamaka philosophy that (a) stresses the use of reductio ad absurdum (prasanga) rather than syllogistic reasoning in establishing emptiness as the nature of dharmas and (b) denies that dharmas possess inherent defining characteristics (svalaksana) even conventionally. The greatest Indian representative of the Prasangika is generally regarded to be Chandrakirti. (See The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems, p. 508.) See also Madhyamaka and Svatantrika Madhyamaka.