Five Strengths; 1 Definition(s)

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Five Strengths:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit pañcabala defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 48).

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

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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