Four Reliances; 2 Definition(s)

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Four Reliances:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit pratiśaraṇa defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 53). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘four reliances’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgrahaThe four standards of Right Dharma which buddhist should rely on or abide by: 1. to abide by the Dharma, not the person 2. to abide by the sutras of ultimate truth, not the sutras of incomplete truth 3. to abide by the meaning, not the word 4. to abide by the wisdom, not the consciousness Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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