Journal of Indian Philosophy

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 591–602 | Cite as

Gauḍapāda on Imagination

  • Sthaneshwar Timalsina


The philosophy of Gauḍapāda, although found in a small treatise, has remained obscure, as both the classical and contemporary approaches to reading this philosopher have overlooked his highly original contributions. This essay explores the scope of imagination in Gauḍapāda?s philosophy, with a focus on terms such as kalpanā and ābhāsa. This reading of Gauḍapāda?s philosophy tallies with some of the findings in contemporary consciousness studies.


Gauḍapāda Kalpanā Ābhāsa Imagination Consciousness Phenomenology 


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  1. 1.San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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