Five Nutriments: 1 definition

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Five Nutriments 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.

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Five Nutriments:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit āhāra defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 70):

  1. Nutriment of absorption (dhyānāhāra),
  2. Nutriment of food (kavalīkārāhāra),
  3. Nutriment from withdrawal (pratyāhāra),
  4. Nutriment of contact (sparśāhāra),
  5. Nutriment of intention (sañcetanikāhāra).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘five nutriments’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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