Trishiksha, Triśikṣā, Tri-shiksha: 1 definition



Trishiksha 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.

The Sanskrit term Triśikṣā can be transliterated into English as Trisiksa or Trishiksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Triśikṣā (त्रिशिक्षा) or simply Śikṣā refers to the “three trainings” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 140):

  1. adhicitta-śikṣā (training in the higher mind),
  2. adhiśīla-śikṣā (training in the higher virtue),
  3. adhiprajñā-śikṣā (training in the higher wisdom).

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

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