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Tattva (T. de nyid/de kho na nyid; C. shixiang) is used in two senses:[1]

  • ultimate reality, free from conceptual elaboration
  • the central doctrine of a philosophical school


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

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