Madhyamika

noun

Mad·​hya·​mi·​ka
mädˈ(h)yəmə̇kə
plural -s
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
: an adherent of Madhyamika

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit mādhyamika, from madhyama middle, superlative of madhya middle

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“Madhyamika.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Madhyamika. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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