noun Vij·na·na·va·da \vijˌnänəˈvädə\

Definition of Vijnanavada



  1. :  the subjective idealism taught by the Yogacara school of Buddhist philosophy

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Origin and Etymology of vijnanavada

Sanskrit vijñānavāda, from vijñāna discrimination, intelligence (from vijānāti he distinguishes, understands, from vi apart + jānāti he knows) + vāda speech, discourse, doctrine, from vadati he speaks, says — more at with, know, ode

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capable of being understood in two ways

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