Shravakayana, Śrāvakayāna, Shravaka-yana: 4 definitions



Shravakayana 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.

The Sanskrit term Śrāvakayāna can be transliterated into English as Sravakayana or Shravakayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Śrāvakayāna (श्रावकयान) refers to the “vehicle of the Śrāvakas” or “vehicle of the hearers” and represents the first 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 (e.g., triyāna and śrāvaka-yāna). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: The Indian Buddhist Iconography (b)

Śrāvakayāna (श्रावकयान) refers to one of the different Buddhist paths (yāna).—Lord Buddha prescribed Yānas in the beginning, namely, the Śrāvakayāna and the Pratyekabuddhayāna. [...] The Śrāvakas were to near IFom a Buddha but they had to wait till the advent of another Buddha for their emancipation. In the meanwhile the Śrāvakas could teach, but they could neither attain Nirvāṇa themselves nor help others to attain it. The Pratyekas were eminent men; they could attain Nirvāṇa by their own efforts, without the help of a Buddha but they could not impart Nirvāṇa to others.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shravakayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śrāvakayāna (श्रावकयान).—the vehicle of the disciples, = Hīna- yāna (compare yāna): Mahāvyutpatti 1252; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 79.6; 80.7, etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrāvakayāna (श्रावकयान):—[=śrāvaka-yāna] [from śrāvaka > śrava] n. the vehicle of the Śr° (cf. under yāna), [Dharmasaṃgraha 3.]

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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