Uncategorized absolute

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The uncategorized absolute (Skt. aparyāyaparamārtha; Tib. རྣམ་གྲངས་མ་ཡིན་པའི་དོན་དམ་ Wyl. rnam grangs ma yin pa'i don dam) is described as the actual absolute truth, free from all conceptual elaboration, such as 'existence', 'non-existence', 'arising', 'non-arising' and so on. It is connected with wisdom (ye shes) and the state of meditative absorption.

Alternative Translations

  • Absolute beyond conceptualization
  • Absolute qua undenotable (Kapstein)
  • Actual ultimate (PAD)
  • Nonconceptual ultimate (Pettit)

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