Vaibhashika, Vaibhāṣika: 7 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 (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—Optional, alternative; cf. वेति वैभाषिकः (veti vaibhāṣikaḥ) T. Pr.XXII. 7; see वैकल्पिक (vaikalpika).

context information

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.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—a. (- f.) Optional.

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

Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—an adherent of the Buddhist school of this name: Mvy 5148.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaibhāṣika (वैभाषिक).—f. (-kī) Optional.

context information

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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