Catursamgrahavastu, Catursaṃgrahavastu, Catur-samgrahavastu: 1 definition


Catursamgrahavastu 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 Chatursamgrahavastu.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Catursamgrahavastu in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Catursaṃgrahavastu (चतुर्संग्रहवस्तु) or Catursaṅgrahavastu refers to the “four bases of sympathy” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 19):

  1. dāna (generosity),
  2. priyavacana (kindly speech),
  3. arthacaryā (usefulness),
  4. samānārthatā (similarity of purpose),

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., catur-saṃgrahavastu). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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