Adhishila, Adhisila, Adhiśīla, Adhisīla: 4 definitions
Adhishila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Adhiśīla can be transliterated into English as Adhisila or Adhishila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Adhiśīla (अधिशील) or Adhiśīlaśikṣā refers to “training in the higher virtue” and represents one of the “three trainings” (śikṣā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 140). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., adhiśīla). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
adhisīla : (nt.) higher morality.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Adhisīla, (nt.) (adhi + sīla) higher morality, usually in threefold set of adhicitta-sikkha, adhipaññā° adhisïla° Vin.I, 70; D.I, 174; III, 219; A.III, 133; IV, 25; DhA.I, 334; PvA.207. See also adhicitta, sikkhā & sīla. (Page 30)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Adhiśīla (अधिशील).—nt. (Pali adhisīla), superior morality; adj., and °laṃ adv., relating to morality: see s.v. śikṣā.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Adhishilashiksha.
Full-text: Adhishilashiksha, Higher Morality Training, Shiksha, Samvutta Sutta, Atiditthi, Sikkha, Adhicitta, Trishiksha, Threefold Training, Three Trainings, Vajjiputtaka Sutta, Adhipanna, Panna Sutta, Vihara, Shila, Panna.
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