Termo

Tibetano:

don spyi

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English:

mental image.

lit. "meaning-generality." The conceptual image experienced by the mental consciousness (rtog shes) and resulting from the activity of the senses. The mental image is the means whereby objects are recognized and conceptually known, a process which is necessarily indirect in the sense that the mental image is not identical with, but only representative of, the thing in question. This representation of the object is of the most general kind and functions negatively in being an elimination or exclusion of all that is not the object. [TPQ]