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vijñapti


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(Skt.). Representation; a Yogācāra term which denotes the mentally generated projections of subject and object that are falsely believed to exist. In reality, according to Yogācāra teachings, they are merely superimposed by unenlightened beings upon actuality. The aim of Yogācāra practice is to realize the false and illusory nature of these projections and attain non-dual awareness (nirvikalpa-jñāna).

Subjects: Buddhism.


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