Buddhadharma, aka: Buddha-dharma; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Buddhadharma means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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)

Buddhadharma (बुद्धधर्म) or Āveṇikabuddhadharma refers to the “eighteen special qualities of the Buddha” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 79):

  1. the Realised One does not stumble,
  2. he does not cry out,
  3. he does not lose mindfulness,
  4. he does not have uncollectedness of mind,
  5. he does not have perceptions of variety (of feelings),
  6. he does not have equanimity due to lack of observation,
  7. he does not have a loss of desire,
  8. he does not have a loss of energy,
  9. he does not have a loss of mindfulness,
  10. he does not have a loss of concentration,
  11. he does not have a loss of wisdom,
  12. he does not have a loss of liberation,
  13. he does not have a loss of knowledge and insight into liberation,
  14. all his bodily deeds are preceded by knowledge, in accordance with knowledge,
  15. all his verbal deeds are preceded by knowledge, in accordance with knowledge,
  16. all his mental deeds are preceded by knowledge, in accordance with knowledge,
  17. he has independent, unobstructed knowledge and insight into the past time,
  18. he has independent, unobstructed knowledge and insight into the present time.

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., buddhadharma). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Buddha doctrine or the teachings of the Buddha.

(Source): Buddhism Tourism: Glossary of Buddhist Terms

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