Three Times: 1 definition



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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Three Times:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit adhvan defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 86):

  1. Past time (atīta-adhvan),
  2. Future time (anāgata-adhvan),
  3. Present time (pratyutpanna-adhvan).

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

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