Madhyamaka, aka: Madhyamika, Madhyamikā, Mādhyamaka, Mādhyamika; 2 Definition(s)
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India history and geogprahy
Mādhyamikā (माध्यमिका).—Barli Pillar inscription mentions an inhabitant of Majhimikā (Ski. Mādhyamikā). Majhimikā may safely correspond to modern Nagari in the Chitorgarh district in Rajasthan. The attribute śāli-mālinī in the Barli Pillar inscription possibly refers to the rice-fields that surrounded the town. At Mādhyamikā, as we find in the Mahābhārta, the people known as Vāṭadhanas had a settlement there.Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Madhyamaka (मध्यमक).—a. (-mikā f.)
1) Middle, middle-most.
2) Common (property &c.).
-kam The interior of anything.
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Madhyamikā (मध्यमिका).—A girl arrived at puberty, a marriageable woman.
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Mādhyamaka (माध्यमक).—a. (-mikā f.) [mādhyamika] a. (-kī f.) Middle, central.
-kāḥ (m. pl.)
1) Name of a people or their country in the central part of India.
2) Name of a Buddhist school; भगवत्पूज्यपादाश्च शुष्कतर्कपटूनमून् । आहुर्माध्यमिकान् भ्रान्तानचिन्त्येऽस्मिन् सदात्मनि (bhagavatpūjyapādāśca śuṣkatarkapaṭūnamūn | āhurmādhyamikān bhrāntānacintye'smin sadātmani) || Pañchadaśī 2.3.
See also (synonyms): mādhyamika.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 9 - The first Madhyamika authors (Nāgārjuna, Āryadeva, Rāhulabhadra) < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
The Emptiness of Dharmas (dharmaśūnyatā) < [Class 1: The three meditative stabilizations]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - The Mādhyamika or the Śūnyavāda school.—Nihilism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 19 - The Dialectic of Nāgārjuna and the Vedānta Dialectic < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
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Part 14 - Did Logic Originate in the Discussions of Āyurveda Physicians < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
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