Rupaskandha, aka: Rūpaskandha, Rupa-skandha; 1 Definition(s)

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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