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pudgalātmagraha (T. gang zag gi bdag 'dzin གང་སག་གི་བདག་འཛིན་; C. renwozhi) is translated as "grasping to the self of person," "conception of the self of person," etc.[1] It is one of two types of self-grasping identified in the Mahayana; the other being "grasping to the self of phenomena" (dharmātmagraha).

The antidote to the grasping to the self of person (pudgalātmagraha) is the realization of "selflessness of person" (pudgalanairātmya).


  1. Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. pudgalātmagraha.