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Sarvastivada means something in Buddhism , Pali, Hinduism , Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source : The Indian Buddhist Iconography (b) Sarvāstivāda (सर्वास्तिवाद) refers to one of the schools of philosophy in Buddhism.—[...] Thus there were three Yānas in Buddhism about 300 A.D. which may approximately be taken as the time of Asaṅga. But against these three Yānas there were four schools of philosophy in Buddhism, namely, the Sarvāstivāda (Sautrāntika), the Vāhyārthabhaṅga (Vaibhāṣika), the Vijñānavāda (Yogācāra), and the Śūnyavāda (Madhyamaka). How these four systems of philosophy were distributed amongst the three Yānas is one of the vital questions of Buddhism.

Source : WikiPedia: Buddhism The Sarvāstivāda were an early school of Buddhism that held to 'the existence of all dharmas in the past, present and future, the 'three times'.

The Sarvāstivādins were one of the most influential Buddhist monastic groups, flourishing throughout Northwest India, Northern India, and Central Asia. The Sarvāstivādins are believed to have given rise to the Mūlasarvāstivāda sect, although the relationship between these two groups has not yet been fully determined.

etymology: sarvāstivāda (सर्वास्तिवाद; traditional Chinese: 說一切有部; pinyin: Shuō Yīqièyǒu Bù)

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source : DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary Sarvāstivāda (सर्वास्तिवाद).—the doctrine that all things are real.

Derivable forms: sarvāstivādaḥ (सर्वास्तिवादः).

Sarvāstivāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarva and astivāda (अस्तिवाद).

Source : Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary Sarvāstivāda (सर्वास्तिवाद).—see Ārya-sarv°.

Source : Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary 1) Sarvāstivāda (सर्वास्तिवाद):—[= sarvāsti-vāda ] [from sarva ] m. the doctrine that all things are real ( Name of one of the 4 divisions of the Vaibhāṣika system of Buddhism, said to have been founded by Rāhula, son of the great Buddha), [ Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 157]

2) [ v.s. ...] = next, [ Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary ]

context information Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् ( saṃskṛtam ), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Item last updated: 12 May, 2020