Questions tagged [suchness]

Tathatā (Sanskrit, Pali tathatā; Chinese: 真如) is variously translated as "thusness" or "suchness". It is a central concept in Buddhism and is of particular significance in Chan Buddhism. The synonym dharmatā is also often used.

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Could you translate 'suchness' as “being perceptible to the senses”?

Could you translate 'suchness' as "being perceptible to the senses"? I'm asking because I think things can be perceptible without consciousness, and that visibility is in some sense ...
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Is suchness, tathata, as a concept always something in addition to phenomena?

Is suchness, tathata, as a concept always something in addition to phenomena? If not, when we talk about the suchness of phenomena we could mean what they are like, the qualitative experience of a ...
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What is suchness (esp in Tendai or Soto)

In this thread I asked about active and passive suffering. But I'm not quite sure what I mean. It may help to know what suchenss is? I know it translates to "as it is"... so is that impermanence? Or ...