84000 Glossary of Terms

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ངོ་བོ་ཉིད། | Glossary of Terms

  • ངོ་བོ་ཉིད།

  • ngo bo nyid
  • svabhāva
  • Term
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This term denotes the ontological status of phenomena, according to which they are said to possess existence in their own right‍—inherently, in and of themselves, objectively, and independent of any other phenomena such as our conception and labelling. The absence of such an ontological reality is defined as the true nature of reality, emptiness.