Akasadhatu, aka: Ākāsadhātu, Ākāsa-dhātu, Akasa-dhatu; 4 Definition(s)
Akasadhatu 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
'space element'; see above and dhātu.Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Buddhism)
Space element (ākāsa-dhātu): Internal space elements includes bodily orifices such as
- the ears,
- anus, etc.
Also see: Mahābhūta;Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
Languages of India and abroad
ākāsadhātu : (f.) the element of space, i.e. ether.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Ākāsadhātu refers to: the element of space D.III, 247; M.I, 423; III, 31; A.I, 176; III, 34; Dhs.638. (Page 93)
Note: ākāsadhātu is a Pali compound consisting of the words ākāsa and dhātu.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Partial matches: Dhatu.
Starts with: Akashadhatuvipula.
Search found 10 books and stories containing Akasadhatu, Ākāsadhātu, Ākāsa-dhātu, Akasa-dhatu; (plurals include: Akasadhatus, Ākāsadhātus, dhātus, dhatus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Part 8 - Intra-atomic space (akasa dhatu) < [Chapter 10 - Rupa (matter)]
The Vipassana Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
Vipassana Meditation Course (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Analysis of Matter < [Chapter VI - Analysis of Matter]
The Arising of Material Phenomena < [Chapter VI - Analysis of Matter]
The Patthanuddesa Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)