Tridhyana, aka: Tridhyāna, Tri-dhyana; 1 Definition(s)


Tridhyana 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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Tridhyāna (त्रिध्यान) or simply Dhyāna also refers to the “three kinds of meditation” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 109):

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

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., tri-dhyāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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