Mind Essence

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ngo sprod gnang ba - don dam sems kyi ngo sprod gnang ba - gave the pointing-out instruction to the ultimate mind essence; introduced me to mind's true nature [RY]

don dam sems kyi ngo sprod gnang ba - gave the pointing-out instruction to the ultimate mind essence; introduced me to mind's absolute nature [RY]

rang bzhin gnas rigs - Naturally present potential applies to the mind essence present as the unobstructed potential for the qualities of Dharmakaya arising from its empty aspect and the qualities of Rupakaya arising from its manifest aspect. It is called 'all-ground wisdom' (kun gzhi'i ye shes) because of being the ground from which both Samsara and Nirvana arise and the 'defiled Suchness' (dri bcas de bzhin nyid) because of being combined with defilement at the time of a sentient being. (YLS) (DKR) [RY]

sems kyi ngo bo - the nature of mind essence [IW]

sems kyi gshis - mind essence [RY]

sems ngo - 1) the mind essence, {sems kyi ngo bo}. 2) [simply] mind [RY]

sems ngo - 1) the mind essence; 2) [simply] mind; 3) my/one's own mind; 4) transmission [IW]

sems ngo skyongs pa - maintaining the mind essence [RY]

sems ngo mthong ba - Seeing the mind essence [RY]

sems nyid - chittata, mind 1) mind itself, mind essence, nature of mind, mind nature, mind as such, ultimate nature of mind, true nature of mind itself, mind-as-such. Syn {ngo bo rig pa}. 2) the mind [RY]

Mind essence (sems ngo). (sems nyid), The nature of mind, synonym for 'buddha nature.' It should be distinguished from 'mind' (sems), which refers to ordinary discursive thinking based on ignorance. 'Mind essence' is the basic space from and within which these thoughts take place. See also Equanimity. [Bardo Guide 91] [RY]

sems nyid gcig gi rol pa - the display of the single mind essence [RY]