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Ekavyāvahārika


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(Skt.). A subschool of the Mahāsaṃghika that emerged around the 2nd century bce, also known as the Lokottara-vādins. The name of the school means ‘one utterance’ or ‘one designation’, apparently referring to the notion that the Buddha taught the whole of the Dharma in a single utterance.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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