Five Nutriments; 1 Definition(s)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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