Gandhadhatu, aka: Gandhadhātu, Gandha-dhatu; 1 Definition(s)

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Gandhadhātu (गन्धधातु) or simply gandha refers to the “smell element” and represents one of the eighteen elements (dhātu) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 25). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., gandha-dhātu). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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