One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The ultimate nature of all things, as expressed in phenomena but inexpressible in language.Compare with sunyata
- ‘When the implications of tathata are deeply understood, the ego naturally becomes neutralized.’
- ‘Although tathata involves the mundane, it is also a poetic moment that will never return in exactly the same way.’
- ‘The concepts of shunyata and tathata, if Iron had realized this was what they were; had come to mind.’
- ‘We fall into liking and disliking, which in turn leads to the defilements, because we don't see tathata.’
- ‘The meaning of tathata will be discussed later in the text.’
Pali, literally ‘true state of things’.
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