Four Concentrations: 1 definition
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Four Concentrations:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit samādhi defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 101):
- Concentration on light (āloka-samādhi),
- Concentration on enclosed light (vṛtāloka-samādhi),
- The eleven establishments of concentration (ekādaśa-pratiṣṭha-samādhi),
- The concentration giving immediate result (ānantarya-samādhi).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘four concentrations’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Four Concentrations is also defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 136):
- Heroic march (śūraṅgama),
- Sky-jewel (gagaṇa-gañja),
- Pure light (vimala-prabha),
- Lion’s sport (siṃha-vikrīḍita).
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
4. Causes and conditions in the concentrations < [Part 4 - Questions relating to the dhyānas]
E.3. The Four Bases of Magical Power (ṛddhipāda) < [Abhidharma auxiliaries (E): Detailed study of the auxiliaries]
Appendix 1 - The four nirvedhabhāgiya (auxiliaries of penetration or insight) < [Chapter XII - Unhindered Mind]