ka dag

From Buddha-Nature
Tibetan Noun

ka dag

primordial purity
ཀ་དག

Basic Meaning

Primordial purity is a term found in the Dzogchen tradition and refers to the empty nature of phenomena which is experienced through the practice of cutting-through meditation (khregs chod). It is often juxtaposed with spontaneous presence (lhun grub).

Has the Sense of

All things in Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna Buddhism are said to be primordially empty and thus pure and free from extremes and defilements. More specifically, primordial purity refers to the nature of consciousness or buddha-nature, which is empty by nature but endowed with spontaneous luminosity. Primordial purity is the empty aspect of the buddha-nature which is primordially present in all beings.

Term Variations
Key Term ka dag
Topic Variation ka dag
Tibetan ཀ་དག  ( kadak)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration ka dag  ( kadak)
Buddha-nature Site Standard English primordial purity
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term essential purity
Ives Waldo's English Term original purity
Term Information
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning Primordial purity is a term found in the Dzogchen tradition and refers to the empty nature of phenomena which is experienced through the practice of cutting-through meditation (khregs chod). It is often juxtaposed with spontaneous presence (lhun grub).
Has the Sense of All things in Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna Buddhism are said to be primordially empty and thus pure and free from extremes and defilements. More specifically, primordial purity refers to the nature of consciousness or buddha-nature, which is empty by nature but endowed with spontaneous luminosity. Primordial purity is the empty aspect of the buddha-nature which is primordially present in all beings.
Related Terms trekcho
Term Type Noun
Definitions
Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary primordial purity [thd]. primordial purity, primordially pure; *; originally pure, pure from the beginning / first. Primordial purity. The basic nature of sentient beings which is originally untainted by defilement and beyond confusion and liberation
Tshig mdzod Chen mo ༡) སྟོང་པ་ཉིད།་༢) ཀ་ནས་དག་པ་སྟེ་ཐོག་མ་ཉིད་ནས་དྲི་མ་མེད་པ།