Three Energies: 1 definition


Three Energies 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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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Three Energies:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit vīrya defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 108):

  1. Energy as armour (saṃnāha-vīrya),
  2. Energy as practice (prayoga-vīrya),
  3. Energy as accomplishment (pariniṣṭhā-vīrya).

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

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