glossary

(Sanskrit धर्मधातु; Tibetan chöying or chos-nyid) Literally, "realm of dharma." Emptiness, the Absolute. The all-encompassing space which is unoriginated and beginningless from which all phenomena arise.

1. Hinduism: "the nature of things, in the sense of a rule to which they hold."

2. Buddhism: (Mahayana) "the realm of dharmas is the uncaused and immutable totality in which all phenomena arise, dwell, and pass away." The dimension of the Dharmakaya, the cognition of reality (dharmadhatujnana).

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The most tranquil moments of life are precisely the least favorable for the work upon oneself."