Four Bases of Sympathy: 1 definition


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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Four Bases of Sympathy:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit catursaṃgrahavastu defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 19):

  1. Generosity (dāna),
  2. Kindly speech (priyavacana),
  3. Usefulness (arthacaryā),
  4. Similarity of purpose (samānārthatā).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., catur-saṃgrahavastu, ‘four bases of sympathy’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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