Cognitive appearance

In the Sautrantika, Chittamatra and Madhyamaka systems, a cognitive object that is cognitively taken (gzung) in a moment of cognition and which arises as a mental hologram (rnam-pa). According to the Gelug interpretation of Sautrantika, Sautrantika-Svatantrika Madhyamaka and Prasangika Madhyamaka, these mental holograms are transparent: through them, one cognizes existent phenomena. According to the Gelug interpretation of Chittamatra and Yogachara-Svatantrika Madhyamaka, as well as the non-Gelug interpretation of Sautrantika, Chittamatra and Madhyamaka, these mental holograms are opaque.

Tibetan: སྣང་བ། snang-ba

Synonyms: Appearance


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Deutsch: Kognitive erscheinung
Français: Apparence cognitive
Русский: Познаваемая видимость

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