Shraddhabala, aka: Śraddhābala, Shraddha-bala; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shraddhabala 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 Śraddhābala can be transliterated into English as Sraddhabala or Shraddhabala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Shraddhabala in Buddhism glossaries]

Śraddhābala (श्रद्धाबल) or simply Śraddhā refers to the “strength of faith” and represents one of the “five powers” (pañcabala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 47), itself forming part of the “thirty-seven things on the side of awakening” (bodhipākṣika-dharma). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., śraddhā-bala). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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