“In its very origin, Suchness is endowed with sublime attributes. Suchness manifests the highest wisdom which shines throughout the world. Suchness has true knowledge and a mind resting simply in its own being. Suchness is eternal, blissful, self-being, and the purest simplicity; it is invigorating, immutable, free…
“Because it possesses all these attributes and is deprived of nothing, Suchness is designated both as the Buddha Essence and the Dharma Body of the Buddha.”
—Ashvagosha, Mahāyāna Śraddhotpāda Śāstra
Suchness is the ultimate reality of all that is, as it is.
Suchness is completion, perfection.
Suchness is beyond manifestation, but manifestation is in Suchness.
Suchness is beyond purity and impurity, beyond right and wrong.
Suchness is beyond existence and non-existence.
Suchness is beyond duality, but duality is in Suchness.
Suchness is beyond expression, empty of other, signless, wishless.
Suchness is true purity, true being, true bliss, and true permanence.
It is of Suchness that we say:
Not this, not that, not both, not neither.