84000 Glossary of Terms

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གང་ཟག་ལ་བདག་མེད་པར་ཕྱོགས་གཅིག་ཤེས་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    གང་ཟག་ལ་བདག་མེད་པར་ཕྱོགས་གཅིག་ཤེས་པ།

    gang zag la bdag med par phyogs gcig shes pa

    ekāntika­pugdala­nair­ātmya­jñāna

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Translation by Gyurme Dorje
  • Partial understanding of selflessness with respect to personal identity
  • གང་ཟག་ལ་བདག་མེད་པར་ཕྱོགས་གཅིག་ཤེས་པ།
  • gang zag la bdag med par phyogs gcig shes pa
  • ekāntika­pugdala­nair­ātmya­jñāna

Selflessness in this context‌ implies the lack of inherent existence in personal identity and also in physical and mental phenomena. Śrāvakas are said to expound the doctrine of selflessness only in terms of the absence of personal identity, while pratyekabuddhas additionally realize the emptiness of external phenomena, composed of atomic particles. However, unlike bodhisattvas they do not realize that the internal phenomena of consciousness too are without inherent existence.