Bodhyanga, Bodhyaṅga, Bodhi-anga: 5 definitions
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Bodhyaṅga (बोध्यङ्ग) or Sambodhyaṅga or Saptabodhyaṅga refers to the “seven factors of awakening” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 49), itself forming part of the “thirty-seven things on the side of awakening” (bodhipākṣika-dharma).
The seven factors of awakening (bodhyaṅga) are:
- smṛti-sambodhyaṅga, (the factor of awakening that is mindfulness),
- dharmapravicaya-sambodhyaṅga, (the factor of awakening that is investigation of the (nature of) things),
- vīrya-sambodhyaṅga, (the factor of awakening that is energy),
- prīti-sambodhyaṅga (the factor of awakening that is joy),
- praśrabdhi-sambodhyaṅga (the factor of awakening that is tranquillity),
- samādhi-sambodhyaṅga (the factor of awakening that is concentration),
- upekṣā-sambodhyaṅga (the factor of awakening that is equanimity).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., bodhi-aṅga). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Bodhyaṅga.—cf. bojjhaṅga (EI 5), Buddhist; seven in number. Note: bodhyaṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bodhyaṅga (बोध्यङ्ग).—a requisite for attaining perfect knowledge.
Derivable forms: bodhyaṅgam (बोध्यङ्गम्).
Bodhyaṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bodhi and aṅga (अङ्ग).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Bodhyaṅga (बोध्यङ्ग).—m. and (oftener) nt., also saṃbodhy- aṅga (= Pali bojjhaṅga, saṃbo°, according to Childers m.; Critical Pali Dictionary gives aṅga as nt.), member of enlightenment: there are seven (same list in Pali), viz smṛti, dharmapravicaya, vīrya, prīti, praśrabdhi (prasra°), samādhi, upekṣā; listed Mahāvyutpatti 988 (bodhy°) to 995 (each item called saṃbodhy°); just so Dharmasaṃgraha 49; saṃbo° Lalitavistara 34.3 ff.; Daśabhūmikasūtra 39.6 ff.; referred to without number (bodhyaṅga) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 80.1; as seven, but not listed, bodhyaṅgāni Divyāvadāna 208.9; Kāśyapa Parivarta 95.10; bodhyaṅgān Mahāvastu ii.357.16; °ga- Divyāvadāna 95.20; 265.3; Avadāna-śataka i.16.13.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bodhyaṅga (बोध्यङ्ग):—[=bodhy-aṅga] [from bodhi > budh] n. a requisite for attaining perfect knowledge, [Lalita-vistara] (7 in number, [Divyāvadāna; Dharmasaṃgraha 49])
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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