Vaibhashika, Vaibhāṣika: 12 definitions
Vaibhashika 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 Vaibhāṣika can be transliterated into English as Vaibhasika or Vaibhashika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—Optional, alternative; cf. वेति वैभाषिकः (veti vaibhāṣikaḥ) T. Pr.XXII. 7; see वैकल्पिक (vaikalpika).
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक) refers to the “followers of Vibhāṣā”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.133.—Accordingly, “Having thus refuted the external [object as it is] understood by the followers of Kaṇāda, [Utpaladeva now] refutes as well [the external object as it is] explained by the Vaibhāṣikas [i.e., vaibhāṣika-paribhāṣita] [in the sentence beginning with] ‘If, on the other hand’”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
General definition (in Buddhism)
A Hinayana school of the reality of all phenomena. It is said that there were four branches of the Vaibhasika school, so called after the Vaibhasika Shastra. 1. Sthavirah 2. Sarvastivadah 3. Vatsiputriyah 4. Mahasanghika The school adhered primarily to two Sarvastivadin texts, the Jnanaprasthana and Abhidharmavibbasa shastra.Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
The Vaibhāṣika was an early Buddhist subschool formed by adherents of the Mahāvibhāṣa Śāstra, comprising the orthodox Kasmiri branch of the Sarvāstivāda school. The Vaibhāṣika-Sarvāstivāda, which had by far the most "comprehensive edifice of doctrinal systematics" of the early Buddhist schools, was widely influential in India and beyond.Source: The Berzin Archives: Buddhism
A Hinayana school of Indian Buddhism that does not assert reflexive awareness and does assert external phenomena; a subdivision of the Sarvastivada school of Hinayana. One of the four Indian Buddhist tenet systems studied by all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Languages of India and abroad
Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—a. (-kī f.) Optional.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—an adherent of the Buddhist school of this name: Mahāvyutpatti 5148.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—f. (-kī) Optional.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—[adjective] optional, arbitrary.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक):—mfn. ([from] vi-bhāṣā) optional, [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya]
2) m. a follower of the Vibhāṣā, Name of a [particular] Buddhist school, [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 157 etc.]
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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 (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.
1) [noun] a particular Buddhist school.
2) [noun] (masc.) an adherent or follower of this school.
3) [noun] one of the old Indian atheistic philosophies.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 10 - The Schools of Theravada Buddhism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
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