Glossary of Buddhist Terms

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  1. ultimate truth

    A true fact about something that is concealed by a more superficial true fact about the same phenomenon.


  2. unawareness

    Either simply not knowing or knowing in an inverted, incorrect manner either (1) behavioral cause and effect, or (2) voidness (emptiness), the total absence of impossible ways of existing. Translators often render the term as "ignorance."


  3. upasaka

    A Buddhist layman keeping any or all of a set of five vows.


  4. upasika

    A Buddhist laywoman keeping any or all of a set of five vows.


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