Maitridana, aka: Maitri-dana, Maitrīdāna; 1 Definition(s)

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[Maitridana in Buddhism glossaries]

Maitrīdāna (मैत्रीदान) or simply Maitrī also refers to the “gift of friendliness” and represents one of the “three kinds of gifts” (dāna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 105). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., maitrī-dāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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