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Translations of
English non-delusion,
lack of naivety,
lack of stupidity
Pali amoha
Sanskrit amoha
Tibetan གཏི་མུག་མེད་པ།
(Wylie: gti mug med pa;
THL: timuk mepa
Glossary of Buddhism

Amoha (Sanskrit, Pali; Tibetan Wylie: gti mug med pa) is a Buddhist term translated as "non-delusion" or "non-bewilderment". It is defined as being without delusion concerning what is true, due to discrimination; its function is to cause one to not engage in unwholesome actions.[1][2] It is one of the mental factors within the Abhidharma teachings.

The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:

What is non-deludedness? It is a thorough comprehension of (practical) knowledge that comes from maturation, instructions, thinking and understanding, and its function is to provide a basis for not becoming involved in evil behavior.[1]

Herbert Guenther states:

It is a distinct discriminatory awareness to counteract the deludedness that has its cause in either what one has been born into or what one has acquired.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Guenther (1975), Kindle Locations 542-544.
  2. ^ Kunsang (2004), p. 25.


  • Guenther, Herbert V. & Leslie S. Kawamura (1975), Mind in Buddhist Psychology: A Translation of Ye-shes rgyal-mtshan's "The Necklace of Clear Understanding". Dharma Publishing. Kindle Edition.
  • Kunsang, Erik Pema (translator) (2004). Gateway to Knowledge, Vol. 1. North Atlantic Books.

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