Triyana, Triyāna, Tri-yana: 6 definitions



Triyana 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Triyāna (त्रियान) refers to the “three vehicles” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 2):

  1. Śrāvakayāna (the disciples’ vehicle), 
  2. Pratyekabuddhayāna (the independent Buddhas’ vehicle), 
  3. Mahāyāna (the great vehicle).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., triyāna). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Triyāna (त्रियान).—nt., the triple vehicle: °nam ekayānaṃ ca Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 155.14 (see yāna).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Triyāna (त्रियान).—[neuter] the three vehicles ([ritual or religion]).

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

Triyāna (त्रियान):—[=tri-yāna] [from tri] n. the 3 Vehicles (leading to Nirvāṇa), [Buddhist literature]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Triyāna (त्रियान):—n. die drei Vehikel (buddh.).

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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