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Five Faculties:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit pañcendriya defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 47).

  1. Faith (śraddhā),
  2. Concentration (samādhi),
  3. Energy (vīrya),
  4. Mindfulness (smṛti),
  5. 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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