The void nature of the omniscient mind of a Buddha.
The network of grosser forms in which a Buddha appears in order to teach ordinary beings.
A school of non-Buddhist Indian philosophy that asserts a static, partless, independently existing atman (self) that lacks any consciousness by itself and which emphasizes logic.
The Old Translation Period tradition of Tibetan Buddhism deriving from Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava.
A follower of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
The unawareness (ignorance) of behavioral cause and effect or of reality that accompanies only destructive states of mind or behavior.
A combination of sounds that are assigned a meaning.
An item, or a truth about an item, defined in terms of the exclusion of something else.
The type of karmic potential associated with a destructive action and which ripens intermittently into unhappiness and the suffering of problems and pain.
Preliminary practices done to build up a store of positive potential and cleanse oneself of negative potential in preparation for tantric practice.
A state of release (liberation) from uncontrollably recurring rebirth (samsara).
Someone who has attained nonconceptual cognition of the four noble truths.
A shravaka or pratyekabuddha arya that will attain liberation as an arhat in this lifetime without returning once more for samsaric rebirth.
The absence (the voidness) of a consciousness and its object as each having truly established existence, independently of each other.
Impermanent in the sense of changing from moment to moment, under the influence of causes and conditions.
Phenomena that are affected and supported by causes and circumstances and, consequently, change from moment to moment, and which produce effects.
States of mind, or physical, verbal or mental actions motivated by them, that ripen into unhappiness or the suffering of problems or pain, to be experienced by the person on whose mental continuum they occur.