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self-reflexive

Subject: Literature

A term applied to literary works that openly reflect upon their own processes of artful composition. Such self‐referentiality is frequently found in modern works of fiction that repeatedly ...

svasaṃvedana

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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2017

...the nature of consciousness and the mechanism of memory, the issue of the necessary existence of svasaṃvedana was pressed by the Yogācāra school because of how they understood enlightenment ( bodhi ). They argued that the liberating vision taught by the Buddha consisted of a self-reflexive act that was utterly free of subject-object distortion ( grāhyagrāhakavikalpa ). In ordinary persons, they argued, all conscious acts take place within a bifurcation of subject and object, with a sense of distance between the two, because of the residual impressions or...

Madhyamakālaṃkāra

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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..., Sautrāntika , and the various subschools of Vijñānavāda . In the course of this section, he considers such important topics in Buddhist epistemology as whether or not the object casts an image or “aspect” ( ākāra ), toward the perceiving consciousness, and whether reflexivity ( svasaṃvedana ) exists. He concludes that consciousness lacks intrinsic nature ( niḥsvabhāva ). Roughly the last third of the text is devoted to an exposition of the two truths ( satyadvaya ). He concludes by stating that the follower of the Buddha has compassion for those who...

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