Namatika, aka: Nāmatika; 1 Definition(s)


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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Nāmatika (नामतिक) refers to “the virtue of (wearing only) felt garments” and represents one of the “twelve ascetic virtues” (dhūtaguṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 63). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., nāmatika). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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