Three kinds of Meditation; 1 Definition(s)


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Three kinds of Meditation:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit dhyāna defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 109):

  1. Editation with fault that leads to decay (sadoṣāpakarṣa-dhyāna),
  2. Meditation that is a happy abiding (sukhavaihārika-dhyāna),
  3. Meditation that is entirely magnificent (aśeṣavaibhūṣita-dhyāna).

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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