Dhyanahara, aka: Dhyānāhāra, Dhyana-ahara; 2 Definition(s)


Dhyanahara 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)

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Dhyānāhāra (ध्यानाहार) refers to “nutriment of absorption” (āhāra) and represents one of the “five nutriments” (āhāra) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 70). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., dhyāna-āhāra). 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

Dhyanahara in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [D] · next »

Dhyānāhāra (ध्यानाहार).—one of five kinds of ‘food’ (āhāra), Dharmas 70. Seems to correspond to vijñānāhāra of Mvy 2287, but cannot have the meaning attributed to the Pali corresp. of that term, q.v. Prob. a corruption; orig. there are only four ‘foods’, see s.v. kavalīkārāhāra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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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