sems nyid

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Glossarysems nyid

Tibetan Noun

sems nyid

nature of mind
चित्तत्व
སེམས་ཉིད་

Basic Meaning

Commonly found in Dzogchen and Mahāmudrā literature, this term denotes the true natural state of mind as it is. Often used in these traditions as a synonym for buddha-nature.

Has the Sense of

The essence of mind.

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Term Variations
Key Term sems nyid
Topic Variation nature of mind
Tibetan སེམས་ཉིད་  ( semnyi)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration sems nyid  ( semnyi)
Devanagari Sanskrit चित्तत्व
Romanized Sanskrit cittatva
Buddha-nature Site Standard English nature of mind
Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term mind as such
Richard Barron's English Term mind itself, the true nature of mind itself
Dan Martin's English Term mind proper
Gyurme Dorje's English Term nature of mind
Ives Waldo's English Term mind itself
Alternate Spellings citta eva, cittatā
Term Information
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning Commonly found in Dzogchen and Mahāmudrā literature, this term denotes the true natural state of mind as it is. Often used in these traditions as a synonym for buddha-nature.
Has the Sense of The essence of mind.
Related Terms Dharmatā
Term Type Noun
Definitions
Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary The nature of one's mind which is taught to be identical with the essence of all enlightened beings, the sugata garbha. It should be distinguished from 'mind' (sems) which refers to ordinary discursive thinking based on ignorance of the nature of thought
TshigmdzodChenmo 1) sems kho na/ ... 2) sems kyi chos nyid/