Hadaya Vatthu: 3 definitions

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Introduction:

Hadaya Vatthu 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)

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Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

See Vatthu Rupas

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'heart as physical base' of mental life.

The heart, according to the commentaries as well as to the general Buddhist tradition, forms the physical base (vatthu) of consciousness.

In the canonical texts, however, even in the Abhidhamma Pitaka, no such base is ever localized, a fact which seems to have first been discovered by Shwe Zan Aung (Compendium of Philosophy, pp. 277ff.).

In the Patth. we find repeatedly only the passage: "That material thing based on which mind-element and mind-consciousness element function" (yam rūpam nissāya manodhātu ca mano-viññāna-dhātu ca vattanti, tam rūpam).

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

Heart-base;

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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