Termo

Tibetano:

དགེ་འདུན་

dge 'dun

os que procuram a virtude

Sânscrito:

सङ्घ

saṅgha

grupo, assembleia, união, confluência

Português:

saṅgha (a), comunidade

A comunidade de praticantes budistas, monásticos ou laicos. A “Nobre Saṅgha”, que constitui o objeto de refúgio, refere-se aos membros da comunidade budista que alcançaram os níveis mais elevados de realização. [STLX]

English:

saṅgha, comunity

In its broad meaning it refers to all the practitioners of the Buddha's teaching. It can have a more restricted meaning according to the context, referring to ordained monks, arhats, bodhisattvas, etc. [WOMPT]

The community of Buddhist practitioners. The use of this term varies: it may include only sublime beings, who have attained the path of seeing, or the monastic community, or the disciples of a particular teacher. [TLWF 2011]

The community of Buddhist practitioners, whether monastic or lay. The term "Noble Saṅgha" refers to those members of the Buddhist community who have attained the path of seeing and beyond. [TPQ] [CMH 2001]

The community of Buddhist practitioners. [NLF 2005] [ZT 2006]

The community of all Dharma practitioners, from the ordinary beings up to the aryas, who have attained the path of Seeing and beyond. [LLB 2002]