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(Skt.). The ‘dependent’ or ‘relative’ nature, one of the three natures (tri-svabhāva) according to Yogācāra philosophy. Paratantra denotes the conditioned stream of experience itself associated with saṃsāra.through which a falsely imagined (parikalpita) duality of a subject and objects is generated and projected onto reality by the activation of imprinted predispositions (vāsanā) contained in the storehouse consciousness (ālaya-vijñāna). See also grāhya-grāhaka; pariniṣpanna.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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