Bodhyanga, aka: Bodhyaṅga, Bodhi-anga; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Bodhyanga 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Bodhyanga in Buddhism glossaries]

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:

  1. smṛti-sambodhyaṅga, (the factor of awakening that is mindfulness),
  2. dharmapravicaya-sambodhyaṅga, (the factor of awakening that is investigation of the (nature of) things),
  3. vīrya-sambodhyaṅga, (the factor of awakening that is energy),
  4. prīti-sambodhyaṅga (the factor of awakening that is joy),
  5. praśrabdhi-sambodhyaṅga (the factor of awakening that is tranquillity),
  6. samādhi-sambodhyaṅga (the factor of awakening that is concentration),
  7. 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

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Bodhyanga in Sanskrit glossaries]

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
context information

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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