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(Skt.). The ‘grasped’ and the ‘grasper’; a Yogācāra term for the duality of a perceiving subject and perceived objects. The school attributes the perception of duality to a false imagining (abhūta-parikalpa) which fabricates and superimposes upon reality the idea of a conscious self which perceives, and the objects which are perceived by it, thus generating saṃsāra.

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