Kayadhatu, Kāyadhātu, Kaya-dhatu: 3 definitions
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kāyadhātu : (f.) the faculty of touch.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kāyadhātu:—The “element” of body, i.e. the faculty of touch, sensibility Dhs. 613; Kvu 12;
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Kāyadhātu refers to: the “element” of body, i.e. the faculty of touch, sensibility Dhs. 613; Kvu 12;
Note: kāyadhātu is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāya and dhātu.
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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