Dependent nature (Skt. paratantra-svabhāva; Wyl. gzhan dbang mtshan nyid) ― the second of the three natures presented in the Mind Only school. Something that is dependent or other-dependent (Skt. paratantra; Tib. གཞན་དབང་, shyenwang, Wyl. gzhan dbang) exists only in and through dependence on another thing, so in this case, phenomena exist in dependence on the mind and its processes.
The dependent is divided into
- the "pure dependent" and the
- the "impure dependent."
The impure dependent consists of deluded perceptions caused by distorted thinking, the perception of the universe and its inhabitants as they appear to beings.
- other-powered nature