Definition of the Week

Definition of the Week (40) – The Dharma Jewel

Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsan:
☞ The definition of the Buddha Jewel is:
A purified truth possessing any of the eight qualities of being beyond thought and so forth, in the continuum of a superior.

Definition Key

  1. Being beyond the though of non-buddhist logicians.
  2. Being free from Karma and afflictions to some degree.
  3. Being from the misleading distorted conception.
  4. Pure because the path does not mix with obscurations.
  5. Clearly realizing the world of suchness and multiplicity.
  6. Having the quality of being an antidote.
  7. Having the quality of the truth of cessation of being free from attachment.
  8. Having the quality of the truth of the path to free from attachment.

Nominal divisions:

  1. Conventional Dharma Jewel: E.g., The twelve categories of the Buddhas teachings or the Lam Rim teachings.
  2. Ultimate Dharma Jewel: The truths of cessation and the path.