Ten World Protectors: 1 definition

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Ten World Protectors 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.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Ten World Protectors:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit daśalokapāla defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 9):

  1. Indra,
  2. Yama,
  3. Varuṇa,
  4. Kubera,
  5. Īśāna,
  6. Agni,
  7. Nairṛta,
  8. Vāyu,
  9. Brahmā,
  10. Kṛṣṇa.

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

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