Sarvastivada, aka: Sarvāstivāda, Sarva-astivada; 3 Definition(s)


Sarvastivada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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The Sarvāstivāda were an early school of Buddhism that held to 'the existence of all dharmas in the past, present and future, the 'three times'.

The Sarvāstivādins were one of the most influential Buddhist monastic groups, flourishing throughout Northwest India, Northern India, and Central Asia. The Sarvāstivādins are believed to have given rise to the Mūlasarvāstivāda sect, although the relationship between these two groups has not yet been fully determined.

etymology: sarvāstivāda (सर्वास्तिवाद; traditional Chinese: 說一切有部; pinyin: Shuō Yīqièyǒu Bù)

Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Sarvāstivāda (सर्वास्तिवाद).—the doctrine that all things are real.

Derivable forms: sarvāstivādaḥ (सर्वास्तिवादः).

Sarvāstivāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and astivāda (अस्तिवाद).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarvāstivāda (सर्वास्तिवाद).—see Ārya-sarv°.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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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