Rupaskandha, Rūpaskandha, Rupa-skandha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Rupaskandha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous (R) next»] — Rupaskandha in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Rūpaskandha (रूपस्कन्ध) refers to the “eleven form components” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 26):

  1. cakṣus (eye),
  2. śrotra (ear),
  3. ghrāṇa (nose),
  4. jihvā (tongue),
  5. kāya (body),
  6. manas (mind),
  7. rūpa (form),
  8. gandha (smell),
  9. śabda (sound),
  10. rasa (taste),
  11. sparśa (tangible),
  12. vijñapti (intimation).

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

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (R) next»] — Rupaskandha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rūpaskandha (रूपस्कन्ध):—[=rūpa-skandha] [from rūpa > rūp] m. (with Buddhists) a physical element (of which there are 11), [Dharmasaṃgraha 26.]

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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