Lokottaraskandha, Lokottara-skandha: 1 definition



Lokottaraskandha 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.

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[«previous next»] — Lokottaraskandha in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Lokottaraskandha (लोकोत्तरस्कन्ध) refers to the “five super-mundane components” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 23):

  1. śīla (virtue),
  2. samādhi (concentration),
  3. prajñā (wisdom),
  4. vimukti (freedom),
  5. vimuktijñānadarśana (knowledge and insight into freedom).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., lokottara-skandha). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D. Lokottaraskandha is also known by the name Anāsravaskandha, Dharmaskandha and Aśaikṣaskandha.

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