Term | trilemma |
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Tibetan | mu-gsum |

Sanskrit | |

Pali | |

Definition | The relationship between two sets, A and B, is a trilemma if there are three possibilities. There are phenomena that are members of (1) both set A and set B, (2) neither set A, nor set B, or only set A, but not set B. There are no phenomena that are members of set B that are not also members of set A. In other words, all elements of set A are also members of set B, but not all elements of set B are elements of set A. |

German | Trilemma |
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Jeffrey Hopkins En, Ti... | three possibilities; three possibilities/permutations |