Bodhyanga, aka: Bodhyaṅga, Bodhi-anga; 3 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
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.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
India history and geogprahy
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.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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