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Key Term ngowo
In Tibetan Script ངོ་བོ་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration ngo bo
Devanagari Sanskrit Script भाव
Romanized Sanskrit bhāva
English Standard essential nature
Richard Barron's English Term essence
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term entity
Dan Martin's English Term substance. NOT in the sense of material substance (as in materialism).
Term Type Noun
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning Essence or the most basic, fundamental nature or natural state of being, it is often used as a synonym for rang bzhin.
Has the Sense of According to Ives Waldo, it is similar to rang bzhin but when referring to sugatagarbha, ngo bo refers to the emptiness part whereas rang bzhin refers to the luminosity or clarity part.
Related Terms svabhāva;rang bzhin
TshigmdzodChenmo rang bzhin dang gnas lugs
Synonyms rang bzhin