When “Trungpa” comes up “turnip,” and your “sangha” becomes “sangria,” you know you’re in cyberspace. A secular computer spell-check program, when fed Buddhist words, suggested some English alternatives, offered here with dharma definitions of their own.

Arhat:Skt., lit. “worthy one”; one in whom all defilements and passions have been extinguished

Overheat:an indication that you might need an extinguisher

Mala:Skt., lit. “garland, rose”; Buddhist rosary used to count repetitions of a mantra, often sold in temples; also used as adornment

Mall:a temple to the sale of adornments where, these days, malas may be found

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