paratantrasvabhāva

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Sanskrit Noun

paratantrasvabhāva

dependent nature
परतन्त्रस्वभाव
གཞན་དབང་གི་རང་བཞིན་

Basic Meaning

The second of the three natures, according to the Yogācāra school. It is the dependent nature that is used to describe the relationship between mind and its objects, though there is a clear emphasis on the latter. Hence, this nature is concerned with the nature of seemingly external objects that arise in dependence upon causes and conditions.

Has the Sense of

The relatively dependent nature of phenomena and the consciousness that perceives them.

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Key Term paratantrasvabhāva
Topic Variation paratantrasvabhāva
Tibetan གཞན་དབང་གི་རང་བཞིན་  ( zhenwang gi rangzhin)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration gzhan dbang gi rang bzhin  ( zhenwang gi rangzhin)
Devanagari Sanskrit परतन्त्रस्वभाव
Romanized Sanskrit paratantrasvabhāva
Buddha-nature Site Standard English dependent nature
Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term dependent nature
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term other-powered nature
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The second of the three natures, according to the Yogācāra school. It is the dependent nature that is used to describe the relationship between mind and its objects, though there is a clear emphasis on the latter. Hence, this nature is concerned with the nature of seemingly external objects that arise in dependence upon causes and conditions.
Has the Sense of The relatively dependent nature of phenomena and the consciousness that perceives them.
Related Terms trisvabhāva
Term Type Noun
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