Ten Strengths; 1 Definition(s)

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[Ten Strengths in Buddhism glossaries]

Ten Strengths of the Bodhisattvas:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit bala defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 75).

  1. The strength of resolution (adhimukti-bala),
  2. The strength of observation (pratisaṃkhyāna-bala),
  3. The strength of behaviour (bhāva-bala),
  4. The strength of patience (kṣānti-bala),
  5. The strength of knowledge (jñāna-bala),
  6. The strength of abandoning (prahāṇa-bala),
  7. The strength of concentration (samādhi-bala),
  8. The strength of inspired speech (pratibhāna-bala),
  9. The strength of merit (puṇya-bala),
  10. The strength of practice (pratipatti-bala).

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

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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