Coarse selflessness of persons

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(1) The lack of a person, either oneself or others, existing as the type of atman asserted by many non-Buddhist Indian tenet systems – namely, a static, partless "soul" that can exist independently of a body and mind, for instance when liberated, and which, in each rebirth, inhabits, possesses and controls the body and mind into which it is reborn. According to the Gelug presentation, the Vaibhashika tenet system asserts this selflessness to be an implicative negation, whereas all the other tenet systems assert it to be a nonimplicative negation phenomenon. (2) According to the Gelug presentation, the Prasangika tenet system asserts the coarse selflessness of persons to be the same as what the other tenet systems assert as the subtle selflessness of persons.

Tibetan: གང་ཟག་གི་བདག་མེད་རགས་པ། gang-zag-gi bdag-med rags-pa

Synonyms: Coarse identitylessness of persons; Coarse lack of an impossible self of persons; Coarse lack of an impossible "soul" of persons; Coarse lack of an impossible "me"; Coarse lack of a false "me"


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