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This is a basic concept in Buddhist teachings, as the key to the door of a closed house with a high gate that opens for the owner who is a practitioner to begin walking on the path of Liberation.

This is a basic concept in Buddhist teachings, as the key to the door of a closed house with a high gate that opens for the owner who is a practitioner to begin walking on the path of Liberation. Vajrayana Sutra Chapter 14 Ly generals passing away has a sentence: Li necessarily generals, ie the names of Buddhas. Interpretation: Abandoning all signs, at that moment can be worthy to be called Buddhas.

When he is separated from all signs and does not hold in his mind a single sign, the practitioner will have the mind called Non-Clinging Mind, Immaculate Mind. Pure Heart, Mind No… In the Kim Cang Sutra, it’s called the Center of No Headquarters, which means that the Mind has no place to cling to. At that time, the practitioner’s Mind is no longer the Mind of Ignorance, the Mind of Delusion of ordinary people, because it has turned into the Mind of Enlightenment, the Mind of Bodhi.

The practitioner’s mind is separated from all the dharma signs of all beings, realizing and integrating into the dharma realms of True Suchness.

General and Tanh are two short terms for Dharma sign and Dharma nature, people who understand Buddhism need to clearly recognize it while interpreting as well as practicing.

1. Dharma general and Dharma nature

In Buddhism, the word Dharma describes the content of Dharma in Sanskrit, Dhamma in Pali, transliterated as Damma or Damma. This is a very broad concept with many meanings:

– The law that covers the entire universe such as the cause and effect principle, the principle of dependent origination, the principle of no-self, the principle of impermanence…

– The rule that guides human life as the Dharma of BuddhaDharma, Dharma, Dharma refuge, Dharma refuge…

– Precepts in monastic life such as Dharma-door, Dharma wheel, legal regulations..

– The manifestation of nature, all phenomena, all things, all entities…

– Content of mind, which is the object of all contemplation, contemplation, contemplation…

– The components that make up the world of existence, the dharma world.

In general, according to the great dictionary of Buddhism by Dinh Phuc Bao, Dharma is everything that has its own distinctive characteristics, making it impossible for the perceiver to be confused with another, having its own frameworks capable of giving rise to The perceiver’s mind has a concept for it. This is the classic definition interpreting the meaning from the Chinese characters: Nham tri self-nature nature fund biological solution. In other words, the Dharma is the object of the concept, everything that makes an impression on the senses or perception, so people have the concept of that. The so-called that includes all physical or mental entities, visible or invisible, objects or phenomena in the universe or events in daily life or human psychological state. in life.

The Dharma is perceived through the two prisms of Dharma General and Dharma Nature, referred to as General and Tanh for short.

Seeing and knowing as it really is and seeing nature


The general is a single voice, the commonly used paired sounds are the appearance of the general, the appearance of the imitation of the general, the of the appearance of the general. It is the nuance, shape, state of an object, an event that shows up, makes an impression on people to notice. The sign is the outward symbol, the inner is the nature, the essence. The folk song has a sentence:

Good wood better than the paint,

Ugly people are better than beautiful people.

Paint, the face of the human body is called General. The quality of wood and human character is Tanh.


Tanh or Tinh is a single word, the commonly used pairing is Body Nature, Nature, and True Nature. This word has many meanings depending on the application case:

– The core, the main root seal is in such as root nature, virtue, temperament…

– Essence, essence as self-nature, life, lust.

– Principles of immutability, unchanging, non-destructive, such as Buddha nature, Tathagata nature, Good nature…

– Characteristics of each type such as diligence, laziness, talkativeness or laughter…

In Buddhism, the two terms General and Tanh are often used when they have opposites, such as Truth for Truth, Friendship for Non-Violence, False for Reality, and Hope for Truth.


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