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'''Imputed nature''' (Skt. ''parikalpita-svabhāva''; [[Wyl.]] ''kun brtags mtshan nyid'') ― the first of the [[three natures]] presented in the [[Mind Only]] school. Imputed or imaginary (Skt. ''parikalpita''; Tib. [[ཀུན་བརྟགས་]], ''küntak'', Wyl. ''kun btags''), in this sense, does not mean to be hallucinatory as opposed to being real, it is to be constructed as an object by the operation of the mind.<ref>From an article by Jay L. Garfield on [[Vasubandhu]]’s ''[[Treatise on the Three Natures]]'' in ''Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings'', Oxford University Press 2009, ISBN: 978-0-19-532817-2</ref>
 
'''Imputed nature''' (Skt. ''parikalpita-svabhāva''; [[Wyl.]] ''kun brtags mtshan nyid'') ― the first of the [[three natures]] presented in the [[Mind Only]] school. Imputed or imaginary (Skt. ''parikalpita''; Tib. [[ཀུན་བརྟགས་]], ''küntak'', Wyl. ''kun btags''), in this sense, does not mean to be hallucinatory as opposed to being real, it is to be constructed as an object by the operation of the mind.<ref>From an article by Jay L. Garfield on [[Vasubandhu]]’s ''[[Treatise on the Three Natures]]'' in ''Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings'', Oxford University Press 2009, ISBN: 978-0-19-532817-2</ref>
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==Subdivisions==
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The imputed is divided into:
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*"the imputed lacking identity" and
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*"the nominally imputed."
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Examples of the former include the horns of a rabbit, the child of a barren woman, and flowers in the sky. The latter includes such things as pillars and vases.<ref><ref>[[Khenpo Ngakchung]], ''[[Zindri]]'' (Shambhala, 2004), page 206.</ref></ref>
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==

Revision as of 09:03, 20 January 2021

Imputed nature (Skt. parikalpita-svabhāva; Wyl. kun brtags mtshan nyid) ― the first of the three natures presented in the Mind Only school. Imputed or imaginary (Skt. parikalpita; Tib. ཀུན་བརྟགས་, küntak, Wyl. kun btags), in this sense, does not mean to be hallucinatory as opposed to being real, it is to be constructed as an object by the operation of the mind.[1]

Subdivisions

The imputed is divided into:

  • "the imputed lacking identity" and
  • "the nominally imputed."

Examples of the former include the horns of a rabbit, the child of a barren woman, and flowers in the sky. The latter includes such things as pillars and vases.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag</ref>

Alternative Translations

  • Imaginary nature (Karl Brunnhölzl)
  • Imagined nature (Jay L. Garfield)

References

  1. From an article by Jay L. Garfield on Vasubandhu’s Treatise on the Three Natures in Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings, Oxford University Press 2009, ISBN: 978-0-19-532817-2