yāna यान

Definition: n. (with Buddhists) the vehicle or method of arriving at knowledge, the means of release from repeated births (there are either 3 systems, the śrāvaka-yāna-,the pratyeka-buddha-y-or pratyeka-y-,and the mahā-y-;or more generally only 2, the mahā-yāna-or"Great method"and the hina-y-or"Lesser method";sometimes there is only"One Vehicle", the eka-yāna-,or "one way to beatitude") (see )


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: SaddhP., Dharmas. 2, MWB. 159
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