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Dharmatā (T. ཆོས་ཉིད་, chos nyid; C. faxing) — the instrinsic nature of phenomena.

The term is sometimes used interchangeably with terms such as tathatā, shunyata, etc.[1]


  1. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. dharmatā

Alternative translations

  • absolute nature
  • intrinsic nature of reality
  • intrinsic reality

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