Silaguna, Sīlaguṇa, Sila-guna, Sīla-guṇa: 3 definitions


Silaguna 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Śīlaguṇa (शीलगुण) refers to the “qualities of morality”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘(38) Giving through ten powers (daśabala) is the root, it is taught. Being based on that, they are endowed with morality (śīla). They, having been established in the qualities of morality (śīlaguṇa), attain meditation (dhyāna), and fulfil the qualities of unattached insight.. [...]’”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Śīlaguṇa (शीलगुण) refers to “virtuous characteristics” [?], according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy, shaded by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [...] Even the sea may overflow its shore, but his auspicious word ‘Rain’ fails not; nay, he must sustain himself on the three sweets, ghee, honey and sugar, and by rice, sugar, milk, etc., joined with all virtues of character (śīlaguṇaśīlaguṇādisaṃyuktena), and repeat this; so it must needs be effectual, according to the word of the Lord of Speakers. [...]”.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sīlaguṇa (ಸೀಲಗುಣ):—[noun] = (correctly, ಶೀಲಗುಣ [shilaguna])ಸೀಲ - [sila -] 2.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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