prabhāsvaracitta

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Sanskrit Noun

prabhāsvaracitta

luminous mind
प्रभास्वरचित्त
འོད་གསལ་གྱི་སེམས་
光明心

Basic Meaning

The luminous aspect of mind that is often contrasted with its empty aspect. It is often used figuratively to reference the cognizant, or knowing, aspect of mind and sometimes more literally as the natural luminosity of mind and luminous wisdom that is experienced in meditation.

Has the Sense of

The natural radiance of mind.

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Term Variations
Key Term prabhāsvaracitta
Topic Variation prabhāsvaracitta
Tibetan འོད་གསལ་གྱི་སེམས་  ( ösel gyi sem)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration 'od gsal gyi sems  ( ösel gyi sem)
Devanagari Sanskrit प्रभास्वरचित्त
Chinese 光明心
Chinese Pinyin guāng míng xīn
Japanese Transliteration kōmyōshin
Korean Transliteration kwangmyŏngsim
Buddha-nature Site Standard English luminous mind
Alternate Spellings 'od gsal ba'i sems
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The luminous aspect of mind that is often contrasted with its empty aspect. It is often used figuratively to reference the cognizant, or knowing, aspect of mind and sometimes more literally as the natural luminosity of mind and luminous wisdom that is experienced in meditation.
Has the Sense of The natural radiance of mind.
Term Type Noun
Definitions
Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism See page 653: In Sanskrit, “mind of clear light.” According to the Systems of Anuttarayogatantra, this state of mind is the most subtle form of consciousness, which must be used to perceive reality directly in order to achieve buddhahood.
Wikipedia wikipedia:Luminous mind