Mahishasaka, aka: Mahisasaka, Mahīśāsaka; 2 Definition(s)
Mahishasaka means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Mahīśāsaka can be transliterated into English as Mahisasaka or Mahishasaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)(Source): Buddhist Door: Glossary
Mahisasakah - a branch of Sarvastivadah founded 300 years after the Nirvana, but the doctrines of the school are said to be similar to those of the Mahasanghika. Literally means a ruler who converted or rectified his land or people. The school denied reality to past and future, but maintained the reality of the present. Similarly, the school rejected the doctrine of the void and the non-ego, the production of taint by the Five consciousness, the theory of nine kinds of non-activity, and so on. They held that enlightenment came suddenly rathern than gradually.(Source): SgForums: Buddhism
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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