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A Buddhist school arising in the 3rd to 4th centuries, that denies the existence of any reality independent of consciousness. Like Berkeley the school acknowledges a supreme consciousness, or vijnana, and is also designated the Vijnanavada or Vijnana school. The supreme consciousness serves as a kind of storehouse for perceptions. By a process of meditation we can come to awareness of the truth, and eliminate the illusory distinction between subject and object.

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