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Tibetan word for Buddha – Sangye

Sangye is someone who has awoken from the slumber of and whose has opened up to the understanding of all things, like a flower. By remaining in a state of non-dual awareness, one can access the qualities of , even though there is nothing to acquire or cleanse in the true of the mind. As the Accomplished of states:

“Clear luminous mind itself

Is the essence of the three mandalas

Having understood this, pay single-minded attention,

And the supreme fruition will be attained.”

A is a being who has reached full and evolution, and is a perfect instructor of enlightenment for humans and . ’s perfect wisdom allows him to understand the true nature of reality, while his perfect drives him to wish for the of others. Buddhas are both human and divine, embodying the ultimate that manifests itself in all of and goodness within this relative world.

Buddhas are not creators of evil, but rather it is the result of bad habits and a misunderstanding of reality. , hate, stealing, and killing lead to , and this is what is meant by evil.

Good, on the other hand, is happiness. The purpose of life is to free oneself from suffering and find true happiness, and the help us achieve this by staying in the realm of mortals and delaying their own enlightenment so that others can benefit.

The three bodies of a buddha are the Dharmakaya, the Sambhogkaya, and the . The Dharmakaya is the of truth, which is reality worn as a body that displays absolute fulfillment.

The Sambhogkaya is the bliss that comes from this fulfillment. Finally, the Nirmanakaya is the emanation body that is born out of the union of wisdom and bliss, and it leads those who are suffering into a state of .

The Nirmanakaya is the living Buddha , which is created out of the buddhas’ loving will to help others in their spiritual journey and to free them from their mundane lives..

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