Five Spiritual Faculties; 1 Definition(s)


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Five Spiritual 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 spiritual faculties ’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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