Bodhichitta

Relative Bodhichitta is a state of being awake, tender, and genuine. The Sanskrit term bodhi means “wakefulness” (bdelosť). The ground of nonthought is Absolute Bodhichitta.

Buddha Nature

The nature of mind, synonym for ‘buddha nature’ or Dzogchen, or the potentiality of vajra in vajrayana. It should be distinguished from ‘mind’ (sems), which refers to ordinary discursive thinking based on ignorance. ‘Mind Essence’ is the basic space from and within which these thoughts take place.