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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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'space element'; see above and dhātu.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Space element (ākāsa-dhātu): Internal space elements includes bodily orifices such as

  • the ears,
  • nostrils,
  • mouth,
  • anus, etc.

Also see: Mahābhūta;

Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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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
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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.

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