sangs rgyas

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Buddha [GD]


awakened being/ buddha(hood) [RB]

buddha *, enlightened [IW]

buddha, buddhahood, SA ltung bshags kyi sangs rgyas so lnga ལྟུང་བཤགས་ཀྱི་སངས་རྒྱས་སོ་ལྔ།, one who wakes up to what is, awakened one, fully enlightened one awaken, wakeful, state of enlightenment, condition of enlightenment, enlightened being, enlightenment, state of a buddha [JV]

Buddha, 1) enlightenment, awakening, awakened being/ buddha(hood); enlightened being, the awakened stated. 2) enlightened, awakened, purified and perfected, awakened perfection, purified unfoldment. awakened one; a buddha [RY]

Def. by Jamgon Kongtrul: sangs pa dang rgyas pa gnyis ka la 'jug pas sangs rgyas zhes brjod pa; སངས་པ་དང་རྒྱས་པ་གཉིས་ཀ་ལ་འཇུག་པས་སངས་རྒྱས་ཞེས་བརྗོད་པ། one, such as Buddha Shakyamuni, who has purified obscurations (sangs) and developed pristine cognition (rgyas) [RY]

Buddha, Enlightened One [thd]

buddhahood. The perfect and complete enlightenment dwelling in neither samsara nor nirvana; the state of having eradicated all obscurations, endowed with the wisdom of seeing the nature of things as it is and with the wisdom of perceiving all which exists. [RY]

Buddha (sangs rgyas): One who has eliminated the two veils - the veils of emotional obscurations and the cognitive obscuration, which is the dualistic conceptual thinking, which prevents omniscience - and who has developed the two wisdoms, the wisdom which knows the ultimate nature of mind and phenomena, and the wisdom which knows the multiplicity of these phenomena. [MR]

Enlightenment (sangs rgyas): synonymous of Buddhahood. The ultimate accomplishment of spiritual training. Consummate inner wisdom united with infinite compassion. A perfect understanding of the nature of mind and of phenomena, that is their relative mode of existence (the way these appear) and their ultimate nature (the way these are). Such understanding is the fundamental antidote to ignorance and herein also, to suffering. [MR]

The Buddha, as in Śākyamuni Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama, or any other Buddha ('Awakened/Enlightened One'). Mahāvyutpatti: बुद्धः ॥ buddhaḥsangs rgyas ॥ སངས་རྒྱས་ [Erick Tsiknopoulos]