Five Faculties; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Five Faculties:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit pañcendriya defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 47).
- Faith (śraddhā),
- Concentration (samādhi),
- Energy (vīrya),
- Mindfulness (smṛti),
- Wisdom (prajñā).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘five faculties’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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