parikalpitasvabhāva

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Sanskrit Noun

parikalpitasvabhāva

imaginary nature
परिकल्पितस्वभाव
ཀུན་བཏགས་ཀྱི་རང་བཞིན་

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.

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Term Variations
Key Term parikalpitasvabhāva
Topic Variation parikalpitasvabhāva
Tibetan ཀུན་བཏགས་ཀྱི་རང་བཞིན་  ( kuntak kyi rangzhin)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration kun btags kyi rang bzhin  ( kuntak kyi rangzhin)
Devanagari Sanskrit परिकल्पितस्वभाव
Romanized Sanskrit parikalpitasvabhāva
Buddha-nature Site Standard English 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 Information
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
Term Type Noun
Definitions
Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary The imagined (kun brtags) is the two kinds of self-entity.