Date: Mon, 09 Oct 1995 20:42:46 -0600 From: "Stephen Evans" [email protected] Subject: Re: Buddha nature
I suggest that we follow the eminent nominalist tradition that allows us to bypass the issue analyzing what it is in a being that grounds the potential for buddhahood (whether it is just empitness or some more positively characterized buddha matrix). We can simply use the term Buddha nature to refer to whatever it is in a being that makes it possible for it to become a Buddha. – Brian Holly
"Buddha nature" is just too loaded a term, with varying associations & conotations among those who use it AWA blank stares from those who don’t. I’m fine with "enlightenment potential," however, as would be other Theravaadins.