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|Wylie Tibetan Transliteration
|Devanagari Sanskrit Script
|bu’er; bù èr
|Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term
|Richard Barron's English Term
|Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term
|gnyis su med pa
|Literally, "without duality," it refers to that which is indivisible, in that it is not divided into two.
|Has the Sense of
|Often used to reference the ultimate truth, which is beyond dualistic conceptions such as subject and object and so forth.
|Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
|See page 20 - 21: In Sanskrit, “nonduality”; one of the common synonyms for the highest teachings of Buddhism and one of the foundational principles of the Mahāyāna presentation of doctrine. Nonduality refers to the definitive awareness achieved through enlightenment, which transcends all of the conventional dichotomies into which compounded existence is divided (right and wrong, good and evil, etc.). Most specifically, nondual knowledge (advayajñāna) transcends the subject-object bifurcation that governs all conventional States of consciousness and engenders a distinctive type of awareness that no longer requires an object of consciousness.
|Rangjung Yeshe's English Term
|inseparable, nondual, nonduality, indivisible, not two.