|Hover Popup Choices||ground of being|
|In Tibetan Script||གཞི་|
|Wylie Tibetan Transliteration||gzhi|
|Tibetan Phonetic Rendering||shi|
|Richard Barron's English Term||ground (of being)|
|Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term||basis|
|Gyurme Dorje's English Term||ground [of spiritual realization]; basis|
|Basic Meaning||The foundational basis of both saṃsāra and nirvāṇa. It is often used as a synonym for tathāgatagarbha and dharmadhātu.|
|Has the Sense of||In the Dzogchen teachings it is commonly counted among the trilogy of ground, path, and fruition. Sometimes referred to as the primordial ground (ye bzhi), it is the source from which all phenomena arise.|
The foundational basis of both saṃsāra and nirvāṇa. It is often used as a synonym for tathāgatagarbha and dharmadhātu.
Buddha-nature, literally the "womb/essence of those who have gone (to suchness)."
The fundamental expanse from which all phenomena emerge.