Vijnanavada, Vijñānavāda, Vijnana-vada: 4 definitions


Vijnanavada 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)

[«previous next»] — Vijnanavada in Buddhism glossary
Source: The Indian Buddhist Iconography (b)

Vijñānavāda (विज्ञानवाद) refers to one of the schools of philosophy in Buddhism.—[...] Thus there were three Yānas in Buddhism about 300 A.D. which may approximately be taken as the time of Asaṅga. But against these three Yānas there were four schools of philosophy in Buddhism, namely, the Sarvāstivāda (Sautrāntika), the Vāhyārthabhaṅga (Vaibhāṣika), the Vijñānavāda (Yogācāra), and the Śūnyavāda (Madhyamaka). How these four systems of philosophy were distributed amongst the three Yānas is one of the vital questions of Buddhism.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vijnanavada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vijñānavāda (विज्ञानवाद).—the theory of knowledge, the doctrine taught by Buddha.

Derivable forms: vijñānavādaḥ (विज्ञानवादः).

Vijñānavāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vijñāna and vāda (वाद).

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

Vijñānavāda (विज्ञानवाद):—[=vi-jñāna-vāda] [from vi-jñāna > vi-jñā] m. the doctrine (of the Yogācāras) that only intelligence has reality (not the objects exterior to us), [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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Vijnanavada in German

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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