Adhishilashiksha, Adhishila-shiksha, Adhiśīlaśikṣā: 2 definitions



Adhishilashiksha 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 Adhiśīlaśikṣā can be transliterated into English as Adhisilasiksa or Adhishilashiksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Adhishilashiksha in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Adhiśīlaśikṣā (अधिशीलशिक्षा) or simply Adhiśīla 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-śikṣā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adhishilashiksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhiśīlaśikṣā (अधिशीलशिक्षा):—[=adhiśīla-śikṣā] f. (with Buddhists) training in higher morality (cf. adhicitta-ś° above), [Dharmasaṃgraha 140].

context information

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.

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