Definition of tathata in English:


Line breaks: ta|thata
Pronunciation: /ˌtatəˈtɑː
, ˌtaθəˈtɑː/


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