Eighteen Elements; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Eighteen Elements:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit dhātu defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 25):
- Eye (cakṣus),
- Ear (śrotra),
- Nose (ghrāṇa),
- Tongue (jihvā),
- Body (kāya),
- Mind (manas),
- Form (rūpa),
- Smell (gandha),
- Sound (śabda),
- Taste (rasa),
- Tangible (sparśa),
- Though (dharma),
- Eye-consciousness (cakṣurvijñāna),
- Ear-consciousness (śrotravijñāna),
- Nose-consciousness (ghrāṇavijñāna),
- Tongue-consciousness (jihvāvijñāna),
- Body-consciousness (kāyavijñāna),
- Mind-consciousness (manasvijñāna).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., dhātu, ‘eighteen elements’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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