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“buddha-nature,” i.e., a possibility to be awakened from the fundamental ignorance (i.e., to become a Buddha), and the way of its being is designated by the term tathataÌ, suchness or a thing-event's being such that it is in its primordial mode of being.
This is a perception of what Buddhists call tathata or “suchness.”
Buddhists refer to an experience of tathata or the “thisness” of reality, accessible only by the absence of ordinary sense-perceptual cognition.
The accordant nature (de-bzhin-nyid, Skt. tathata, Pali: tathata).
Nature absolute, or Buddha-tathata, is the essence of all things.
Although the philosophical doctrines of Ten-dai are much the same as those of the Ké-gon sect, being based on pantheistic realism, and teaching that the Buddha-tathata or Nature absolute is the essence of all things, yet the Ten-dai school has striking and peculiar features of its own.
We read from Kamalashila: What is suchness tattva, tathata like?
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