Dhatukatha, aka: Dhatu-katha, Dhātukathā; 4 Definition(s)
Dhatukatha 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)
One of the seven books of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. It seems to have been designed as a supplement to the Dhammasangani, and discusses, chiefly, the mental characteristics found in converted and earnest persons. It is divided into fourteen sections and possesses a Commentary by Buddhaghosa. Published by the P.T.S.
The Sarvastvadins call the Dhatukatha the Dhatukayapada. There seems to have existed in Ceylon another work called the Mahadhatukatha, claimed by the Vitandavadins as an Abhidhamma work, but rejected by the orthodox as uncanonical. DhSA.4.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Third book of the Abhidhamma.
The discussion of the groups, bases and elements of existence.Source: Dhamma Study: Introduction to the Dhamma
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).
Languages of India and abroad
dhātukathā : (f.) an explanation about elements; the 3rd book of the Abhidhamma.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Dhātukathā:—Name of 3rd book of the Abhidhamma Vism.96.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.
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Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Part III - Dhatukatha Pali < [Chapter X - Abhidhamma Pitaka]
Part II - Vibhanga Pali < [Chapter X - Abhidhamma Pitaka]
Part VI - Yamaka Pali < [Chapter X - Abhidhamma Pitaka]
Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Buddhism in a Nutshell (by Narada Mahathera)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - The Week at the Golden House (Ratanāghara Sattāha) < [Chapter 8 - The Buddha’s stay at the Seven Places]
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