Three Virtues; 2 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Three Virtues:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit śīla defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 106):
- Meritorious virtue (sambhāra-śīla),
- The virtue of holding to wholesome deeds (kuśalasaṅgrāha-śīla),
- The virtue of seeking the welfare of beings (sattvārthakriyā-śīla).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘three virtues’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgrahaThe three virtues of power, 1. the virtue, or potency of the Buddhas eternal, spiritual body, i.e., the Dharmakaya 2. the virtue of his Prajna, knowing all things in their reality 3. the virtue of his freedom from all attachments and his sovereign liberty Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
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