Madhyamika

noun Mad·hya·mi·ka \mädˈ(h)yəmə̇kə\

Definition of Madhyamika

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  1. 1 or Madhyamaka :  one of the two major philosophical systems of Mahayana Buddhism holding against both realism and nihilism that ultimate reality has no definable characteristic and is beyond both knowing and being — compare yogacara

  2. 2 :  an adherent of Madhyamika

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Origin and Etymology of madhyamika

Sanskrit mādhyamika, from madhyama middle, superlative of madhya middle


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