|In Tibetan Script||ཆོས་ཉིད་|
|Wylie Tibetan Transliteration||chos nyid|
|Devanagari Sanskrit Script||धर्मता|
|Tibetan Phonetic Rendering||chönyi|
|Chinese Pinyin||fǎ xìng|
|English Standard||nature of reality|
|Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term||nature of phenomena|
|Richard Barron's English Term||nature of phenomena; true nature of phenomena|
|Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term||reality; quality; noumenon; real nature; actuality; nature; final reality|
|Dan Martin's English Term||real condition of existence|
|Gyurme Dorje's English Term||actual reality|
|Ives Waldo's English Term||the nature emptiness|
|Basic Meaning||The true nature of phenomenal existence.|
|Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism||See page 252: In Sanskrit, “the nature of reality,” or “the nature of things,” interpreted in Chinese as the “dharma-nature”; the intrinsic nature (svabhāva) of dharmas, which is constant (nitya) and transcends all discriminative phenomena. Dharmatā is also sometimes used to mean “the way things are,” and is used interchangeably with other terms that have the connotation of “the real nature of things,” such as “suchness,” or “things as they are” (tathatā), dharma realm (dharmadhātu), emptiness (śūnyatā), the “real end” (bhūtakoṭi ), ultimate truth (paramārthasatya), etc., and is sometimes used in compound with those terms.|
|Rangjung Yeshe's English Term||1) nature, innate nature, true nature of reality, dharmata, real condition of existence, reality, isness, nature-of-things, fact, [absolute / true nature], nature of things, the actual nature of phenomena, real nature. 2) quality, character, law, pure being, [in context of ultimate nature] - nature [in mundane context]. the great emptiness of all things. the ultimate content of what is. dharmata, reality; pure being, [in context of ultimate nature] - nature [in mundane context]. intrinsic nature [thd]|
|TshigmdzodChenmo||1) rang gshis sam rang bzhin/ ... lo rgyus kyi chos nyid/ ... 'bad rtsol la ma brten par rang 'dod 'bras bu chos nyid kyis 'thob mi yong/ ... 2) rang bzhin stong pa nyid/ ...|
The nature or essence of a thing, which originates only from itself and is not dependent on any external entities, causes or conditions.
Suchness itself, absolute reality, or thusness, as in the ultimate state of being of phenomena.
The fundamental expanse from which all phenomena emerge.
The state of being empty of an innate nature, due to a lack of independently existing characteristics.
"Ultimate truth" or "absolute truth;" the reality of things as they truly are.