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[[dngos po'i gshis lugs]] - the innate nature of things; reality [RY]
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On page 116 in Rangjung Yeshe's "''The Light of Wisdom''" (ISBN 9627341371), vol. 1, of ''The Essence of Generating [[Bodhichitta]]'', it says in regard to Asanga's [[System of Bodhichitta]]:
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"There are four different types of stages, from the devoted engagement of ordinary people up through buddhahood.  Although twenty-two types are taught using analogies in terms of their characteristics, the following two divisions are easy to understand and more well known. 
  
[[chos kun gyi chos nyid]] - innate nature of all phenomena [RY]
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The bodhichitta of aspiration, resembling the wish to travel, means desiring to attain, or, more appropriately, to reveal buddhahood.  The [[bodhichitta of application]], resembling actually traveling, means exerting oneself in the two kinds of bodhichitta...the means for attaining [revealing] buddhahood.
  
[[chos nyid]] - 1) nature, innate nature, true nature of reality, [[dharmata]], real condition of existence, reality, isness, nature-of-things, fact, [absolute / true nature], nature of things, the actual nature of phenomena, real nature. 2) quality, character, law, pure being, [in context of ultimate nature] - nature [in mundane context]. the great [[emptiness]] of all things. the ultimate content of what is. [[dharmata]], reality; pure being, (in context of [[ultimate nature]]) - nature [in mundane context] [RY]
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These are the two types defined according to their characteristics, aspiration, and application:  the [[bodhicitta of aspiration]] is the [[four immeasurables]], and the [[bodhichitta of application]] is the [[six paramitas]].
  
[[chos nyid 'gyur med]] - unchanging innate nature [RY]
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According to the system of Nagarjuna, the bodhichitta of aspiration is to pledge the effect, and the bodhichitta of application is to pledge the cause.
  
[[chos nyid mngon sum]] - Manifest Dharmata, innate nature in actuality; visionary appearance of actual reality; actual/ direct perception of true nature of reality [RY]
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So here is also the system of [[Asanga]], according to which the intention is the bodhichitta of aspiration, and the engagement is the bodhichitta of application.  The bodhichitta of aspiration is the wish to attain [reveal] buddhahood, like intending to travel.  The bodhichitta of application is to train in bodhichitta, the means for attaining [revealing] [[buddhahood]]...like actually traveling.
  
[[chos nyid mnyam pa chen po]] - the great equality of this innate nature [RY]
 
  
[[chos nyid mnyam pa nyid nyag gcig]] - single equality of the innate nature [RY]
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[[chos nyid nam mkha' lta bu]] - the sky-like innate nature [RY]
 
 
 
[[chos nyid gzigs tshul]] - the way of seeing the innate nature [RY]
 
 
 
[[chos nyid bsal bzhag dang bral pa]] - the innate nature which lies beyond something to be added or removed [RY]
 
 
 
[[chos dbyings kyi rang bzhin]] - the innate nature of the all-embracing expanse of reality/ [[dharmadhatu]], the phenomenal nature of dharmadhatu [IW]
 
 
 
[[chos dbyings kyi rang bzhin]] - the innate nature of the all-embracing expanse of reality [RY]
 
 
 
[[gnyug ma]] - real, genuine, unconceptualizable reality, natural, original, authentic, not artificial, innate, peculiar, absolute, essential, innate nature, innate, intrinsic, innate, natural state [JV]
 
 
 
[[gnyug ma'i gshis]] - the innate nature [RY]
 
 
 
[[byin rlabs don gyi brgyud pa]] - true lineage of blessings, blessed transmission of the ultimate / innate nature; the ultimate blessing lineage [RY]
 
 
 
[[rang bzhin babs]] - innate nature/ natural state of utter relaxation [RB]
 
 
 
[[gshis gnyug ma]] - the innate nature [RY]
 
 
 
[[gshis gnyug ma'i]] - the innate nature [IW]
 
 
 
[[lhan cig skyes pa'i ma rig pa]] - coemergent ignorance, intrinsic unknowing. The lack of knowledge of one's own nature. Ignorance which is coemergent with our innate nature and remains present as the potential for confusion to arise when meeting with the right conditions [RY]
 
 
 
 
 
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Revision as of 15:07, 1 May 2006

On page 116 in Rangjung Yeshe's "The Light of Wisdom" (ISBN 9627341371), vol. 1, of The Essence of Generating Bodhichitta, it says in regard to Asanga's System of Bodhichitta: "There are four different types of stages, from the devoted engagement of ordinary people up through buddhahood. Although twenty-two types are taught using analogies in terms of their characteristics, the following two divisions are easy to understand and more well known.

The bodhichitta of aspiration, resembling the wish to travel, means desiring to attain, or, more appropriately, to reveal buddhahood. The bodhichitta of application, resembling actually traveling, means exerting oneself in the two kinds of bodhichitta...the means for attaining [revealing] buddhahood.

These are the two types defined according to their characteristics, aspiration, and application: the bodhicitta of aspiration is the four immeasurables, and the bodhichitta of application is the six paramitas.

According to the system of Nagarjuna, the bodhichitta of aspiration is to pledge the effect, and the bodhichitta of application is to pledge the cause.

So here is also the system of Asanga, according to which the intention is the bodhichitta of aspiration, and the engagement is the bodhichitta of application. The bodhichitta of aspiration is the wish to attain [reveal] buddhahood, like intending to travel. The bodhichitta of application is to train in bodhichitta, the means for attaining [revealing] buddhahood...like actually traveling.