Category: Buddhism

Buddha Dhatu

Buddha Dhatu (Buddha-nature)

Buddha-nature (originally in Sanskrit, “Buddha-dhatu” – “Buddha Element”, “Buddha-Principle”) is a doctrine important for many schools of Mahayana Buddhism. The Buddha-nature (“Buddha-dhatu”) is taught to be a truly real eternal potential or principle, present in all sentient beings, for awakening and becoming Enlightened. The Buddha-nature doctrine relates to the possession by sentient beings of the innate buddha-mind or buddha-element (“Buddha-dhatu”),...