Parikalpitasvabhāva

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Key Term parikalpitasvabhāva
Hover Popup Choices imaginary nature
In Tibetan Script ཀུན་བཏགས་ཀྱི་རང་བཞིན་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration kun btags kyi rang bzhin
Devanagari Sanskrit Script परिकल्पितस्वभाव
Romanized Sanskrit parikalpitasvabhāva
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering kuntak kyi rangzhin
English Standard imaginary nature
Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term imaginary nature
Richard Barron's English Term conceptually ascribed nature
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term imputational nature
Ives Waldo's English Term imputed nature
Term Type Noun
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The first of the three natures, according to the Yogācāra school. It is the imaginary nature which is falsely projected onto an object out of confusion.
Has the Sense of The artificial and mistaken perception of phenomena as being something which they are not.
Did you know? The classic example of this is somebody in a dark room seeing a rope and thinking it is a snake.
Related Terms trisvabhāva
Definitions
Rangjung Yeshe's English Term The imagined (kun brtags) is the two kinds of self-entity.


The first of the three natures, according to the Yogācāra school. It is the imaginary nature which is falsely projected onto an object out of confusion.

According to the Yogācāra school, all phenomena can be divided into three natures or characteristics: the imaginary, dependent, and perfect.

Along with Madhyamaka, it was one of the two major philosophical schools of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Founded by Asaṅga and Vasubandhu in the C. 4th Century, many of its central tenets have roots in the Saṃdhinirmocanasūtra and the so-called Third Turning of the Dharma-Wheel (See tridharmacakrapravartana).

According to the Yogācāra school, all phenomena can be divided into three natures or characteristics: the imaginary, dependent, and perfect.