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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ultimate truth

paramartha satya (Skt); don dam den pa (Tib); don dam bden pa (Wyl)

Or absolute truth; one of the two truths, the other being conventional truth. It is the understanding of the ultimate nature of reality, that things are empty of true existence.