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Relation (Skt. sambandha; Tib. འབྲེལ་བ་ , drelwa, Wyl. 'brel ba) is defined as གཞན་སེལ་ཕྱིན་ཅི་མ་ལོག་པའི་བློ་ངོར་ཆོས་གཞན་མི་འདོར་བ་, Wyl. gzhan sel phyin ci ma log pa'i blo ngor chos gzhan mi 'dor ba


  1. relation of identical nature (Skt. tādātmyasambandha; བདག་གཅིག་འབྲེལ་བ་, Wyl. bdag gcig 'brel ba) as, for example, with the qualities of being created and impermanent and so on with regard to a single entity such as a vase.
  2. relation of origination, causal relation or relation of provenance (Skt. tadutpatti; དེ་བྱུང་གི་འབྲེལ་བ་, Wyl. de byung gi 'brel ba) as, for example, with fire and smoke.

Alternative Translations

  • Connection-inclusion (van der Kuijp)