Dngos po

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dngos po (T. dngos po དངོས་པོ་) is translated as "entity," "real thing," "functional thing," "thing," etc.

In the pramana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, dngos po is defined as "that which is able to perform a function."

In the pramana tradition, this term is contrasted with dgnos med (དངོས་མེད་), or non-entity, which is "that which lacks the ablity to perform a function." Something that is not real.

Equivalent Sanskrit terms can be bhava or vastu.[1]


  1. See McNamara (2019), Nihilists and Noble Ones, Phd disseration, footnote 256

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