ngo bo

From Buddha-Nature
Tibetan Noun

ngo bo

essential nature
भाव
ངོ་བོ་

Basic Meaning

Essence or the most basic, fundamental nature or natural state of being, it is often used as a synonym for rang bzhin.

Has the Sense of

According to Ives Waldo, it is similar to rang bzhin but when referring to sugatagarbha, ngo bo refers to the emptiness part whereas rang bzhin refers to the luminosity or clarity part.

Term Variations
Key Term ngo bo
Topic Variation ngo bo
Tibetan ངོ་བོ་  ( ngowo)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration ngo bo  ( ngowo)
Devanagari Sanskrit भाव
Romanized Sanskrit bhāva
Buddha-nature Site Standard English essential nature
Richard Barron's English Term essence, essence (of being), essential nature
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term entity
Dan Martin's English Term substance. NOT in the sense of material substance (as in materialism).
Gyurme Dorje's English Term essential nature
Term Information
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning Essence or the most basic, fundamental nature or natural state of being, it is often used as a synonym for rang bzhin.
Has the Sense of According to Ives Waldo, it is similar to rang bzhin but when referring to sugatagarbha, ngo bo refers to the emptiness part whereas rang bzhin refers to the luminosity or clarity part.
Related Terms svabhāva, rang bzhin
Term Type Noun
Definitions
TshigmdzodChenmo rang bzhin dang gnas lugs
Synonyms rang bzhin