Fourteen World Protectors: 1 definition



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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Fourteen World Protectors:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit caturdaśalokapāla defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 10):

  1. Indra,
  2. Yama,
  3. Varuṇa,
  4. Kubera,
  5. Īśāna,
  6. Agni,
  7. Nairṛta,
  8. Vāyu,
  9. Brahmā,
  10. Kṛṣṇa,
  11. Candra,
  12. Sūrya,
  13. Pṛthvī,
  14. Asura.

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

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