Self-awareness

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Self-awareness (Skt. svasaṃvedana; Tib. རང་རིག་, rang rig, Wyl. rang rig)

The term is used in the sutras, yet also in the Nyingma tantras were it has a slightly different meaning.

Alternative Translations

  • Reflexive awareness (Padmakara, Adornment of the Middle Way)
  • Self-awareness (Padmakara, Adornment of the Middle Way)
  • Self-cognizing awareness
  • Self-perception
  • Self-presenting awareness (Kapstein)
  • Self-knowing mind (Padmakara, Adornment of the Middle Way)
  • Self-knowing consciousness (Padmakara, Adornment of the Middle Way)
  • Self-reflexive awareness (John Dunne)
  • Apperception
  • Apperceptive self-consciousness

For rang rig as used in the Nyingma Tantras

  • Natural awareness