Kayadhatu, aka: Kaya-dhatu, Kāyadhātu; 3 Definition(s)

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Kayadhatu 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

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Kāyadhātu (कायधातु) or simply kāya refers to the “body 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., kāya-dhātu). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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Pali-English dictionary

Kayadhatu in Pali glossary... « previous · [K] · next »

kāyadhātu : (f.) the faculty of touch.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kāyadhātu:—The “element” of body, i.e. the faculty of touch, sensibility Dhs. 613; Kvu 12;

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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