Definition of Asanga

1. Noun. Indian religious leader and founder of the Yogacara school of Buddhism in India (4th century).

Generic synonyms: Religious Leader



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asanga

Arwel
Aryan
Aryanize
Aryanized
Aryanizes
Aryanizing
Aryans
Aryirades
Asa Gray
Asa Yoelson
Asadha
Asafolk
Asahikawa
Asama
Asamiya
Asanga (current term)
Asansol
Asaph Hall
Asarh
Asarum
Asarum canadense
Asarum europaeum
Asarum shuttleworthii
Asarum virginicum
Asatru
Asbat al-Ansar
Ascaphidae
Ascaphus
Ascaphus trui
Ascaridae

Literary usage of Asanga

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"Ashvaghosha himself was perhaps the founder of the idealistic school of the Mahayana called Yogacara, but this is usually referred to the later Asanga. ..."

2. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1904)
""We find the name also given as "Ta-sheng-chuang-yen-ching-lun", and a treatise so designated composed by Asanga was translated by ..."

3. Si-yu-ki: Buddhist Records of the Western World by Xuanzang, Samuel Beal (1906)
"Asanga answered, " That is settled; but with respect to ... 56 To the north-west of the ruins of the preaching-hall of Asanga about 40 li, we come to an old ..."

4. India: what Can it Teach Us?: A Course of Lectures Delivered Before the by Friedrich Max Müller (1883)
"I see no reason therefore why Dignaga, the pupil of Asanga in Prama»a, ... We placed Dignaga, as the pupil of Asanga, in the middle of the sixth century. ..."

5. On Yuan Chwang's Travels in India, 629-645 A.D. by Thomas Watters (1904)
"In other works Asanga uses the pretext of fatal sickness to bring his brother from ... After the death of Asanga, his brother composed several treatises all ..."

6. Outlines of Mahaŷâna Buddhism by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (1907)
"The work is supposed to have been dictated to Asanga by a mythical Bo- ... 8 By Asanga. Nanjo, 1177. ..."

7. At One with the Invisible: Studies in Mysticism by Elias Hershey Sneath (1921)
"Iran, near where Asanga was born, was agitated by a religious revolution (the restoration of Zoroastrianism) affected by Jewish and Christian thought, ..."

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