Referent thing

The actual "thing" referred to by a name or concept, corresponding to the names or concepts for something, and which is findable, establishing its own existence by its own power, on the side of the referent object of the name or concept. In Gelug, according to Prasangika, it is nonexistent and according to lower tenet systems, it is existent.

Tibetan: བཏགས་དོན། btags-don

J. Hopkins: Designated object

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Deutsch: Bezugs-Ding

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