Trivirya, aka: Trivīrya, Tri-virya; 1 Definition(s)


Trivirya 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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Trivīrya (त्रिवीर्य, “energy”) or simply Vīrya refers to the “three kinds of energy” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 109):

  1. saṃnāha-vīrya (energy as armour),
  2. prayoga-vīrya (energy as practice),
  3. pariniṣṭhā-vīrya (energy as accomplishment).

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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