Shilaskandha, aka: Śīlaskandha, Shila-skandha; 1 Definition(s)

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Shilaskandha means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śīlaskandha can be transliterated into English as Silaskandha or Shilaskandha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Śīlaskandha (शीलस्कन्ध) is a type of classification of samyagmārga (“eight right paths”), also known as the Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga, or “eight members of the noble path”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI. Accordingly, “three of them, [right speech (samyagvāc), right action (samyakkarmānta) and right livelihood (samyagājīva)], make up the class of morality (śīlaskandha)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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