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མཐའ་གཉིས། | Glossary of Terms

    མཐའ་གཉིས།

    mtha’ gnyis

    śāśvatocchedāntadvaya

  • Term
Publications: 2
Translation by Celso Wilkinson · Laura Goetz · L. S. Summer
  • Two extremes
  • མཐའ་གཉིས།
  • mtha’ gnyis
  • antadvaya
  • śāśvatocchedāntadvaya

The two views of (1) eternalism (śāśvatānta), the belief in a permanent, causeless creator and/or the belief in an independent, permanent, singular self; and (2) nihilism (ucchedānta), the belief that things ultimately do not exist and/or the denial of the law of cause and effect or of past and future lives.

Translation by Mattia Salvini
  • Two extremes
  • མཐའ་གཉིས།
  • mtha’ gnyis
  • antadvaya

The extreme of permanence (of a self through many lives) and the extreme of cutting off (i.e., the cessation of consciousness after one life).