Vijnanaskandha, aka: Vijñānaskandha, Vijnana-skandha; 1 Definition(s)

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Vijñānaskandha (विज्ञानस्कन्ध).—one of the five स्कन्ध (skandha)s postulated in the Buddhistic philosophy (रूपवेदना- विज्ञानसंज्ञासंस्काराः क्षणिकविज्ञानस्कन्धे स्मृतिरनुपपन्ना (rūpavedanā- vijñānasaṃjñāsaṃskārāḥ kṣaṇikavijñānaskandhe smṛtiranupapannā) ŚB. on MS.1.1.5.

Derivable forms: vijñānaskandhaḥ (विज्ञानस्कन्धः).

Vijñānaskandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vijñāna and skandha (स्कन्ध).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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