obscurations, two (drippa nyi): The obscuration of conflicting emotions and the obscuration of knowledge.
Oddiyana: See “Uddiyana.”
omniscience: Knowledge of all things.
O’mi-tuo Fo: See “Amitabha Buddha.”
orbs: See “Dharma Wheel Mandalas.”
ordinary beings or people (fanfu): Living beings who are not enlightened and are thus bound to the cycle of reincarnation or rebirth.
original nature: See SEVEN JEWELS.
other-emptiness: See “shentong view.”
outer tantra: The generally known or unhidden tantra. Most tantra initiations are of this type. See Tantra.
outflows: Someone who is said to be without outflows is one who has attained the state of being patient with the non-production of dharmas: no outflows of desire, no outflows of existence, and no outflows of ignorance. They do not fall into the three spheres or realms. See “asravas.”