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tathata Line breaks: ta|thata
Pronunciation: /ˌtatəˈtɑː/

Definition of tathata in English:


[mass noun] Buddhism
The ultimate nature of all things, as expressed in phenomena but inexpressible in language. Compare with sunyata.
Example sentences
  • 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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