Vijnanakaya, Vijñānakāya, Vijnana-kaya: 3 definitions
Vijnanakaya 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Vijñānakāya (विज्ञानकाय) by Devaśarman or Devakṣema refers to one of the six parts of the Ṣaṭpādābhidharma which is the Jñānaprasthāna and the six annexed treatises that are its continuation (anucāra) or ‘feet’ (cf. Kośa, I, p. 4, n. 4). There is a list of them in Sanskrit in the Kośavyākhyā, p. 9, and in Tibetan in Buston, I. p. 49 and Taranātha, p. 296. [...] Along with the Jñānaprasthāna, these are the seven treatises of the Sarvāstivādin Abhidharma. [...]
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vijñānakāya (विज्ञानकाय):—[=vi-jñāna-kāya] [from vi-jñāna > vi-jñā] m. Name of a Buddhist [work]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 13 - Non-existence of the donor < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
Conditions note (2): The system in the Abhidharma of the Sarvāstivādins < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
Appendix 2 - Notes on the second Buddhist council < [Chapter III - General Explanation of Evam Maya Śruta]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Lankavatara Sutra (by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki)