Sarvastivadin

noun Sar·vas·ti·va·din \sə(r)ˌvästəˈvädən\

Definition of Sarvastivadin

plural

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  1. :  a member of an early realist school of Buddhism that affirms the existence of all material, mental, or other elements of experience

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Origin and Etymology of sarvastivadin

Hindi sarvāstivādin adherent of a school of Buddhism that flourished in northern India in the 5th century b.c., from sarvāstivāda doctrine that everything exists, from sarva entire + asti is + vāda doctrine — more at safe, is


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