Gandhayatana, aka: Gandhāyatana, Gandha-ayatana; 1 Definition(s)

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Gandhāyatana (गन्धायतन) or simply gandha refers to the “sense sphere of smell” and represents one of the “twelve sense spheres” (āyatana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 24). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., gandha-āyatana). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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