Yogacara

noun
Yo·​ga·​ca·​ra | \ ˌyōgəˈkärə \
plural -s

Definition of Yogacara

1 : one of the two major philosophical systems of Mahayana Buddhism agreeing with Madhyamika that external objects are unreal but holding that mind is real and that objects which appear to be external and material are in fact ideas or states of consciousness — compare vijnanavada
2 or Yogacarin \ -​rə̇n \ [Sanskrit yogācāra, yogācārin, from yogācāra (philosophical system)] : an adherent of Yogacara

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History and Etymology for Yogacara

Sanskrit yogācāra, from yoga + ācāra custom, rule of conduct

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“Yogacara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yogacara. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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