Quick Reference

(Skt.). The ‘imagined’, one of the three natures (tri-svabhāva) according to Yogācāra philosophy. It denotes the unreal (parikalpita) duality of a perceiving subject and perceived objects that has been projected onto reality by the dependent nature (paratantra), resulting in the existence of an individual in saṃsāra. See also grāhya-grāhaka; pariniṣpanna.

Subjects: Buddhism.

Reference entries