Five Strengths: 1 definition
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Five Strengths:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit pañcabala defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 48).
- Faith (śraddhā),
- Energy (vīrya),
- Mindfulness (smṛti),
- Concentration (samādhi),
- Wisdom (prajñā).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ‘five strengths’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
E.5. The Five Strengths (pañcabala) < [Abhidharma auxiliaries (E): Detailed study of the auxiliaries]
1. The teaching of the Piṭaka < [Part 3 - The Prajñā and the teaching of the Dharma]
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Part 5 - Paiicaka Nipata Pali < [Chapter VII - Anguttara Nikaya]
Part 7 - Sattaka Nipata Pali < [Chapter VII - Anguttara Nikaya]
Things as They Are (by Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno)
Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (by Robert A. F. Thurman)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)