Vijnanavada, Vijñānavāda, Vijnana-vada: 4 definitions
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: archive.org: 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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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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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Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 19 - Brief survey of the evolution of Buddhist Thought < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
Part 18 - Vedānta and other Indian Systems < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
Part 13 - Uncompromising Idealism or the School of Vijñānavāda Buddhism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
Mahayana Buddhism and Early Advaita Vedanta (Study) (by Asokan N.)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - Yoga-vāsiṣṭha, Śaṅkara Vedānta and Buddhist Vijñānavāda < [Chapter XII - The Philosophy of the Yogavāsiṣṭha]
Part 1 - Introduction of the Yogavāsiṣṭha Theme < [Chapter XII - The Philosophy of the Yogavāsiṣṭha]
Part 24 - Rāmādvaya (a.d. 1300) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - The canonical definition of ṛddhividhi-jñāna < [Chapter XLIII - The Pursuit of the Six superknowledges]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)