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