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Saṃmitīya


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One of the major groups within the Eighteen Schools of Early Buddhism. It emerged around the late 1st century bce as a subschool of the parent Vātsīputrīyas.who in their turn were an off-shoot of the early Sthavira school. Like their parent group, the Sammitīyas advocated a form of pudgala-vāda.a belief in the substantial (though temporary) reality of the individual.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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