Sāmānyalakṣaṇa (T. spyi mtshan, སྤྱི་མཚན་; C. gongxian), or "generally characterized thing" is defined as "the conceptual superimposition of that which appears as a universal."
In Buddhist logic and epistemology, this term is contrasted with svalakṣaṇa (a particularly characterized thing).
- Generally characterized phenomena
- Universal (Dunne)
- general characteristic, general quality, shared mark (Buswell)
- ↑ ཐུན་མོང་བར་སྣང་བའི་སྒྲོ་བཏགས་
- ↑ Dunne has objected to the use of the word 'phenomenon' here. See Dunne (2004), p. 83, n. 46
- John D. Dunne, Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy, Wisdom Publications, 2004