Termo

Tibetano:

དབྱིག་གཉེན་

dbyig gnyen

Sânscrito:

Vasubandhu

senhor da abundância

Português:

Vasubandhu

(280-360 E.C.) Único mestre budista a gozar de igual prestígio quer como expoente do Hinayana quer do Mahayana. Durante a sua fase Sarvastivadina ele compôs o Abhidharmakoshabhasya, que é a exposição mais sistemática e completa do Abhidharma e uma das cúpulas do vasto saber académico do Hinayana. Anos mais tarde, através do seu próprio desenvolvimento interior e sob a influência do seu irmão mais velho Asanga, Vasubandhu adoptou a visão Mahayana Yogachara e compôs muitas obras das quais a Trimsikavijnaptikarika (Treze Estâncias sobre a Mente) é a mais notável. [IMW 2004].

English:

Vasubandhu

(280-360 C.E.). The only Buddhist master to enjoy equal prestige as an exponent of the Hinayana and the Mahayana. During his Sarvastivadin phase he composed the Abhidharmakoshabhasya, which is the most systematic and complete exposition of the Abhidharma and is one of the summits of Hinayana scholarship. Later in life, through his own inner development and under the influence of his elder brother Asanga, Vasubandhu adopted the Mahayana Yogachara view and composed many works of which the Trimsikavijnaptikarika (Thirty Stanzas on the Mind ) is the most outstanding. [IMW 2004]

(280-360 C.E.). The only ācārya who enjoys equal prestige as an exponent of both the Hīnayāna and the Mahāyāna. During his Sarvastivadin phase he composed the Abhidharmakoshabhasya, which is the most systematic and complete exposition of the Abhidharma and marks the summit of Hīnayāna scholarship. Later in life, through his own inner development and under the influence of his elder brother Asanga, Vasubandhu adopted the Mahāyāna Yogācāra view and composed many works of which the Trimsikavijnapti-karika (Thirty Stanzas on the Mind) is the most outstanding. [TPQ]