Pancaskandha, aka: Pañcaskandha, Panca-skandha; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Pancaskandha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchaskandha.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Pañcaskandha (पञ्चस्कन्ध) refers to the “five components” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 22):

  1. rūpa (bodily-form),
  2. vedanā (feelings),
  3. saṃjñā (perceptions),
  4. saṃskāra (volitions),
  5. vijñāna (consciousness).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pañca-skandha). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Pancaskandha in Marathi glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

pañcaskandha (पंचस्कंध).—m pl S According to the philosophy of the saugata or bauddha sect. The five divisions or departments of human knowledge, viz. rūpa, vēdanā, vijñāna, sañjñā, saṃskāra. rūpa is expounded as viṣayaprapañca The expanse or world of objects--the sensible (but illusory) universe; vēdanā, as jñānaprapañca The world of perceptions or apprehensions, of impressions or affections by the viṣayaprapañca--the world of sensation; vijñāna, as ālayavijñānasantāna The world of these perceptions and impressions as a consecution or train, and this (illustrable by the multitude of succeeding waves--velut unda supervenit undam) swallowed up and lost in the last perception, --i.e. the ideas as successional and as perishing in the succession; sañjñā, as nāmaprapañca The congeries or system of designations or words to make known--the world of names; saṃskāra, as vāsa- nāprapañca The world of consciousness--the abiding or present consciousness of impressions and ideas passed utterly away and extinguished. 1 Cor. i.21.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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