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Nāma (T. ming མིང་), literally "name," refers to psychological aggregates of a human being.


The Abhidharma-kosa states:

Nāma bends towards objects due to the force of the sense-objects--hence it is “nāma”.[1]


  1. Salvini 2015, pp. 29-69.


  • Book icoline.svg Salvini, Mattia (2015), "Language and Existence in Madhyamaka and Yogācāra", in Garfield, Jay L.; Westerhoff, Jan, Madhyamaka and Yogacara: Allies or Rivals?, Oxford University Press 

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