Terminology: Complete

Tern amidst clouds, symbolizing Dzogchen

I use the word “complete” to describe stances that allow nebulosity.

These stances are “complete” in that they don’t deny the existence of any dimension of meaningness.

The term “complete” is not ideal. An earlier version of this book used “non-dual”; but that word is taken to mean something else.

I chose “complete” partly because it echoes the Tibetan word Dzogchen. Dzogchen is the branch of Buddhism that most influenced this book. “Dzogchen” means “utterly complete.”


This page is in the section Appendix: Terminological choices.

The next page in this section is Terminology: Emptiness and form, nebulosity and pattern.

This page’s topic is Terminology.

General explanation: Meaningness is a hypertext book (in progress), plus a “metablog” that comments on it. The book begins with an appetizer. Alternatively, you might like to look at its table of contents, or some other starting points. Classification of pages by topics supplements the book and metablog structures. Terms with dotted underlining (example: meaningness) show a definition if you click on them. Pages marked with ⚒ are still under construction. Copyright ©2010–2017 David Chapman.