Caturbrahmavihara, aka: Catur-brahmavihara, Caturbrahmavihāra; 1 Definition(s)


Caturbrahmavihara 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturbrahmavihara.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Caturbrahmavihāra (चतुर्ब्रह्मविहार) or simply brahmavihāra refers to the “four spiritual states” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 16). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., catur-brahmavihāra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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