Manovijnana, aka: Manas-vijnana, Manovijñāna; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Manovijñāna (मनोविज्ञान, “mind-consciousness”) or manovijñānadhātu refers to one of the “eighteen elements” (dhātu) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 25). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., manas-vijñāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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