Bhavabala, aka: Bhāvabala, Bhava-bala; 1 Definition(s)

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[Bhavabala in Buddhism glossaries]

Bhāvabala (भावबल) or simply Bhāva refers to the “strength of behaviour” and represents one of the “ten strengths of the Bodhisattvas” (bala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 75). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., bhāva-bala). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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