niḥsvabhāvatā

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Glossaryniḥsvabhāvatā

Sanskrit Noun

niḥsvabhāvatā

absence of own being
निःस्वभावता
ངོ་བོ་ཉིད་མེད་པ་ཉིད་

Basic Meaning

The state of lacking a truly independent existence.

Has the Sense of

Since phenomena are dependent on causes and conditions, their mode of being is generally characterized as an absence of self-nature or personally distinct essence.

Term Variations
Key Term niḥsvabhāvatā
Topic Variation niḥsvabhāvatā
Tibetan ངོ་བོ་ཉིད་མེད་པ་ཉིད་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration ngo bo nyid med pa nyid
Devanagari Sanskrit निःस्वभावता
Romanized Sanskrit niḥsvabhāvatā
Buddha-nature Site Standard English absence of own being
Ives Waldo's English Term essencelessness
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The state of lacking a truly independent existence.
Has the Sense of Since phenomena are dependent on causes and conditions, their mode of being is generally characterized as an absence of self-nature or personally distinct essence.
Term Type Noun
Definitions
TshigmdzodChenmo yongs grub kyi ming ste/ bdag gi ngo bo nyid du ma grub pa/