Essential factor for a thusly gone one

The actual nature of the mind – either the voidness (emptiness) of the mind or the voidness of the deep awareness (ye-shes) of the mind – when tarnished by fleeting stains. According to some commentaries, it includes only the naturally abiding Buddha-nature family-traits; according to others, it also includes the evolving Buddha-nature family-traits.

Tibetan: de-gshegs snying-po

Sanskrit: tathagatagarbha

Synonyms: Essential factor for a tathagata; womb for a thusly gone one; womb for a tathagata

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