1. In Hinduism, the state of the true self (ātman) which knows itself to be what it is—not bound to, or identified with, the mind or body.
2. 4th cent. CE. Founder of the Buddhist Yogācāra/Vijñānavāda school of idealism and elder brother of Vasubandhu, from whose biography the details of Asaṅga's life are known. Numerous works are attributed to Asaṅga including the monumental Yogācārabhumiśāstra, Mahāyānasutrālaṃkāra, and Mahāyānasaṃgraha.
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