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Āśraya-parāvṛtti (Sanskrit; T. gnas yongs su ‘gyur pa; C. zhuanyi) refers to the transformation of the consciousness from an impure state (under the influence of kleshas) to a pure state (in which the kleshas have been eliminated). The term describes a key concept in the Yogacara school.

Alternate translations:

  • Transformation of the basis (Buswell; D'Amato)
  • Fundamental transmutation (Buswell)
  • Conversion of the basis (King)
  • Manifestation of the basis (Keown, Dictionary of Buddhism)
  • Revolution of the basis


  • Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University