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Abhidharma-dīpa

Abhidharma-dīpa  

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‘Lamp of Abhidharma’, being a Sarvāstivādin Abhidharma text of uncertain authorship, though sometimes thought to have been composed by Vasumitra in response to Vasubandhu's Abhidharma-kośa. The text, ...
Council of Kaniṣka

Council of Kaniṣka  

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Council of dubious historicity, sometimes referred to as the ‘Fourth Council’, and believed to have been held in the 1st–2nd centuries ce during the reign of the Kuṣāṇa King Kaniṣka I. The council ...
Kashmir

Kashmir  

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A disputed territory between India and Pakistan. In 1941, 77 percent of the population was Muslim. Three major political forces dominated: the National Conference, which wanted to join India; the ...
Sarvāstivāda

Sarvāstivāda  

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The Buddhist doctrine that everything exists: that which was, that which is, and that which is yet to come.
Sautrāntika

Sautrāntika  

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An early school whose origins and tenets are obscure. Vasumitra mentions a school called the Saṃkrāntikas, ascribing to it specific teachings concerning rebirth (saṃkrānti) and no other teachings. ...
Vasumitra

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Teacher of the Sarvāstivāda school of Buddhism who put forward a thesis to defend the school's basic tenet that entities

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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2004
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Doctor of the Sarvāstivāda school of Buddhism who flourished in the 2nd century ce. A native of Gandhāra,

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