noun[mass noun] Buddhism
The ultimate nature of all things, as expressed in phenomena but inexpressible in language. Compare with sunyata.
- The concepts of shunyata and tathata, if Iron had realized this was what they were; had come to mind.
- 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.
Pali, literally 'true state of things'.
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