the phenomenal world (the world of appearances) composed of things in a state of flux attempting to (but unsuccessfully) emulate (imitate, participate in, partake of) the Ideal Forms. The phenomenal world is the world of our sensuous, ordinary, everyday experiences which are changing and illusory. Back to top of this page
(Tib srid pa) the process of samsaric existence. The Tibetan word is often used in the sense of 'possibility', and represents all the concepts which we project onto reality and which become the illusory world that we perceive. It is often used as synonym for samsara as opposed to zhi ba, the peace of nirvana`.