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Three Meditations:—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 meditations’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgrahaAlso known as Three Inconceivable Meditations, which is one of the practices in Tien Tai Sect in China. According to Tien Tai, all existence in the universe consists of Three Dogmas (Truths), namely, Void, Unreal and Mean. These three Dogmas are co existent and interactive, integrated and interrelated. If one can meditate this concept with the whole mind, it is call Three Meditations of One mind, or Inconceivable Profound Meditation.Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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