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Visualization (dmigs.pa). An essential component of meditation in Tibetan Buddhism. Though it has been linked with Theravādin nimitta practice, visualization does characterize Vajrayāna as a step away from Hīnayāna and other forms of Mahāyāna meditation which rely to a great extent on awareness (samatha) and insight (vipassanā). Principal subjects for visualization are maṇḍalas and deities, and to be able to visualize them well means to be able to see their every detail as indistinguishable from common reality—a feat said to require at least one lifetime of total devotion to the skill. Visualization has four stages: projection, which is the creation of the appearance; pride, which is the identification of the self with that which is visualized; recollection of purity, which is the contemplation of the meaning of the practice and the nature of the deity; absorption, which is the reintegration of the deity into the yogin.

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visualization The display of data with the aim of maximizing comprehension rather than photographic realism.

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