Apo-dhatu, Āpo-dhātu: 2 definitions



Apo-dhatu 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'water-element'; s. dhātu.

context information

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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Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Water (or liquid) element (āpo-dhātu): Internal water elements include

  • bile,
  • phlegm,
  • pus,
  • blood,
  • sweat,
  • fat,
  • tears,
  • nasal mucus,
  • urine, etc.

Also see: Mahābhūta;

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