In the Kalachakra system, (1) one who becomes a Buddha by first of all starting to stack up the first of 21,600 subtle energy-drops in the central channel; (2) the subtlest level of each individual’s mental continuum, the clear light level, which has no beginning and no end. Its Buddha-nature qualities that allow it to become the omniscient mind of a Buddha include its innate purity from all fleeting stains and its innate quality or potential of unimpeded deep awareness. Thus, it is primordially a Buddha; (3) the term does not refer to a historical first Buddha, since Buddhism asserts there have always been Buddhas, with no beginning.

Synonyms: Buddha from First of All; Clear Evolved from First of All; Primordial Buddha