Kayayatana, Kāyāyatana, Kaya-ayatana: 2 definitions
Kayayatana 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
Kāyāyatana (कायायतन) or simply kāya refers to the “sense sphere of the body” 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., kāya-āyatana). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kāyāyatana:—The sense of touch D. III, 243, 280, 290; Dhs. 585, 613, 653, 783;
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Kāyāyatana refers to: the sense of touch D. III, 243, 280, 290; Dhs. 585, 613, 653, 783;—indriya same D. III, 239; Dhs. 585, 613, 972;
Note: kāyāyatana is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāya and āyatana.
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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