Four Aeons: 1 definition
Four Aeons 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Four Aeons:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit kalpa defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 87):
- An intervalic aeon (antara-kalpa),
- A great aeon (mahā-kalpa),
- An empty aeon (śūnya-kalpa),
- An essential aeon (sāra-kalpa).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ‘four aeons’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Caturkalpa, Shunyakalpa, Mahakalpa, Antarakalpa, Sarakalpa, Kalpa.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Four Aeons; (plurals include: Four Aeonses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Verse 8.17 < [Chapter 8 - Akshara-brahman-yoga]
Buddha Desana (by Sayadaw U Pannadipa)
Chapter 1 - The Perfectly Enlightened One < [Part II - The Buddha]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the Biography of the thera, the donor of Sīhāsana < [Chapter 2 - Sīhāsaniyavagga (lion-throne section)]
Commentary on Biography of the thera Uttiya < [Chapter 3 - Subhūtivagga (section on Subhūti)]
Various other 22 Buddhas < [Part 1 - Remote preface (dūre-nidāna)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 16: Siddhattha Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Fourfold Rebirth < [Chapter V - Process Freed Section]
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)