Generally characterized

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The generally characterized (Skt. sāmānyalakṣaṇa; Tib. སྤྱི་མཚན་; chi tsen, Wyl. spyi mtshan) is defined as "a commonly appearing conceptual imputation".[1]

Alternative Translations

  • Generally characterized phenomena[2]
  • Universal (Dunne)


  1. thun mong bar snang ba'i sgro btags
  2. Dunne has objected to the use of the word 'phenomenon' here. See Dunne (2004), p. 83, n. 46

Further Reading

  • John D. Dunne, Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy, Wisdom Publications, 2004

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