Trishila, Triśīla, Tri-shila: 3 definitions


Trishila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Triśīla can be transliterated into English as Trisila or Trishila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Triśīla (त्रिशील) or simply Śīla refers to the “three kinds of virtue” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 106):

  1. sambhāra-śīla (meritorious virtue),
  2. kuśalasaṅgrāha-śīla (the virtue of holding to wholesome deeds),
  3. sattvārthakriyā-śīla (the virtue of seeking the welfare of beings).

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

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Triśila (त्रिशिल):—[=tri-śila] [from tri] n. 3 stones, [Kauśika-sūtra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Trishila in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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