Tathagata in Buddhism

Note 10. To the Subsection “3. Weaknesses in the Buddhist View of Value

It is said that Tathagata is the “one who comes from Tathatā.” Also, one of the Buddhist sutras says that Tathagata has the great merciful heart that is found in every living being. Therefore, Tathatā can be regarded as the root of mercy, which is the fundamental virtue of Buddhism.