|Key Term||rgyu'i rgyud|
|Topic Variation||causal continuum|
|Hover Popup Choices||causal continuum; gyu gyu; causal tantra|
|In Tibetan Script||རྒྱུའི་རྒྱུད་|
|Wylie Tibetan Transliteration||rgyu'i rgyud|
|Tibetan Phonetic Rendering||gyu gyu|
|English Standard||causal continuum|
|Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term||causal tantra|
|Ives Waldo's English Term||causal continuity|
|Basic Meaning||The mind's natural mode that abides as suchness, which remains unchanged from the state of an ordinary being up until enlightenment.|
|Has the Sense of||A proxy term for buddha-nature found in tantric literature.|
|Did you know?||According to the Tshig mdzod chen mo, in the sutra class this is called the element, essence of the bliss gone, the naturally abiding potential, and so forth. In the lower tantra class it is called the that-ness of self, the enlightened mind, the mind of Samantabhadra, and so forth. And in the highest yoga tantra class, it is called the union of E-Vam.|
|TshigmdzodChenmo||sems can nas sangs rgyas kyi bar du sems kyi rang bzhin gyi tshul nam mkha' ltar 'gyur ba med par gnas pa de nyid yin la/ de la mdo sde rnams su khams bde bar gshegs pa'i snying po rang bzhin gnas rigs sogs dang/ rgyud sde 'og ma rnams su bdag gi de kho na nyid dang/ byang chub kyi sems dang/ kun tu bzang po'i sems sogs ming ji snyed yod la/ rnal 'byor bla med kyi rgyud du e waM zung 'jug|
The mind's natural mode that abides as suchness, which remains unchanged from the state of an ordinary being up until enlightenment.
Suchness itself, absolute reality, or thusness, as in the ultimate state of being of phenomena.
The potential for awakening that is inherently present in all beings.
Disposition, lineage, or class; an individual's gotra determines the type of enlightenment one is destined to attain.
Though it can simply be used as the expression "I" or "me", in Indian thought the notion of self refers to a permanent, unchanging entity, such as that which passes from life to life in the case of people, or the innate essence svabhāva of phenomena.