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abhāva


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1 (‘non-apprehension’, ‘non-cognition’) Recognized as a means of valid knowledge (pramāṇa) by the Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta darśanas.

2 (‘non-existence’, ‘absence’) In the developed Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika system, a fundamental category of reality.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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