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Vasubandhu

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(ad 4th or 5th c.) Indian philosopher, eventually of the Yogacara school of Buddhism. He taught a kind of idealism, arguing from illusion that mental images are the sole reality ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... (4th/5th cent. ce ). Buddhist philosopher, said to be a younger brother of Asaṅga . According to tradition, Vasubandhu was originally a follower of Sarvastivāda (in Hīnayāna ). When the teachings of the Mahāyāna were revealed to him, Vasubandhu quickly came to see its superiority and embraced the Vijñānavāda school which his brother had established. Vasubandhu's major works include the Abhidharmakośa , a scholastic compendium, and the extensive Vijñapti-mātratā-siddhi , a work on idealism. Shorter works are the Triṃśikā and the Viṃśatikā...

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A Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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... ( ad 4th or 5th c.) Indian philosopher , eventually of the Yogacara school of Buddhism. He taught a kind of idealism, arguing from illusion that mental images are the sole reality known to...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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...well as several major commentaries on works by Asaṇga and Maitreyanātha . Some modern scholars, notably Frauwallner , have sought to distinguish two Vasubandhus, one the Yogācārin and the other the Sautrāntika , but this view should probably be rejected now on the basis of the anonymous Abhidharma-dīpa which clearly identifies Vasubandhu as the sole author of both groups of...

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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.... However, the work is known only in Chinese, as the Jingtu lun , and its attribution to Vasubandhu has been called into question. Nonetheless, based on this traditional attribution, Vasubandhu is counted as an Indian patriarch of the pure land schools of East Asia. ¶ In Tibet, a bṛhaṭṭīkā commentary on the Śatasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitā and a paddhati on three prajñāpāramitā sūtras ( T. Yum gsum gnod ’joms ) are attributed to Vasubandhu, although his authorship is...

Vasubandhu

Vasubandhu  

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(ad 4th or 5th c.)Indian philosopher, eventually of the Yogacara school of Buddhism. He taught a kind of idealism, arguing from illusion that mental images are the sole reality known to us.
Abhidharma-kośa Śāstra

Abhidharma-kośa Śāstra  

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A systematic Sarvāstivāda Buddhist treatise composed by (or attributed to) Vasubandhu in the period before he embraced Mahāyāna Buddhism. The work comprises two parts: verse (Abh.k. kārikā) and prose ...
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, ...
Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra

Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra  

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A major work in verse attributed to Maitreyanātha presenting the Mahāyāna path from the Yogācāra perspective. The work, whose name means ‘The Adornment of Mahāyāna Sūtras’, comprises 22 chapters with ...
Six Schools of Nara Buddhism

Six Schools of Nara Buddhism  

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Six Buddhist schools which developed in Japan during the Nara period. (1) The Sanron school focused on San-lun teachings; (2) the Kegon school took up Hua-yen studies; (3) the Ritsu school ...
Kośa school

Kośa school  

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A minor school of Buddhism during its early period in China.which focused on the study of the Abhidharma-kośa by the Indian sage Vasubandhu, translated into Chinese by Paramārtha between 563 and 567. ...
Abhidharma-kośa

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‘Treasury of Abhidharma’, a key Abhidharma text in verse written by Vasubandhu and summarizing Sarvāstivādin tenets in eight chapters with a total of about 600 verses. The verses are then commented ...
Viṃśatikā

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The ‘Twenty Verses’, a key Yogācāra work by Vasubandhu which can be viewed as a companion to his Triṃśikā. The treatise discusses the nature of perceptual objects but interpretation of the text is ...
Vijñapti-mātratā Siddhi

Vijñapti-mātratā Siddhi  

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(Chin., Cheng-wei-shi lun).‘The Establishment of the State of Mere Representation’. Title of a work in Chinese by Hsüan-tsang which presents a synthetic commentary on Vasubandhu's Triṃśikā. The work ...
Madhyānta-vibhāga-kārikā

Madhyānta-vibhāga-kārikā  

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1 A key Yogācāra work by Maitreyanātha in 112 verses which delineates the distinctions and relationship (vibhāga) between the middle view (madya) and extremes (anta). It comprises five chapters: ...
Kusha school

Kusha school  

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One of the so-called ‘Six Schools of Nara Buddhism’ that appeared in Japan during the early period of Buddhism's development. More an area of specialized study than a school as such, this group of ...
Sthiramati

Sthiramati  

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A 6th-century Indian scholar- monk.based primarily in Valābhi (present-day Gujarat), although he is thought to have spent some time at Nālandā. He was renowned for his numerous and detailed ...
Tri-svabhāva-nirdeśa

Tri-svabhāva-nirdeśa  

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‘The Treatise on the Three Natures’, a key Yogācāra work in 38 verses by Vasubandhu, thought by some to have been his last work. It covers similar ground to his Triṃśikā but deals with his ...
Saṃghabhadra

Saṃghabhadra  

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(5th c. ce).A learned doctor of the Vaibhāṣika school of north India who developed a theory of temporality to explain the school's doctrine that phenomena (dharmas) exist simultaneously in the past, ...
Asaṇga

Asaṇga  

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Along with Maitreyanātha, the historical co-founder of the Yogācāra school of Mahāyāna Buddhism and half-brother of Vasubandhu. Born in north-west India during the 4th century ce, he was originally a ...
Fa-hsiang

Fa-hsiang  

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A school of Chinese Buddhism, also known as Dharma-character, which continued the teaching of Vijñavāda (Yogācāra), based on the writings of Asaṅga and Vasubandhu. It was founded by Hsüan-tsang ...

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