Great vehicle; 1 Definition(s)

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Great Vehicle:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit mahāyāna. It represents the third of the “three vehicles” (triyāna) defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 2). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., mahā-yāna: ‘great vehicle’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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