Kleshadhatu, Kleśadhātu, Klesha-dhatu: 1 definition
Kleshadhatu 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.
The Sanskrit term Kleśadhātu can be transliterated into English as Klesadhatu or Kleshadhatu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Kleśadhātu (क्लेशधातु) refers to the “realm of vices”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Having entered into the way of the realm of the dharma, he knows the fact that there is no duality of the realm of desire and the realm of the dharma; why?—because the desire has the nature of the realm of the dharma; there is no duality of the realm of aversion and the realm of the dharma; why?—because aversion has the nature of the realm of the dharma; there is no duality of the realm of delusion and the realm of the dharma; why?—because delusion has the nature of all dharmas; there is no duality of the realm of vices (kleśadhātu) and the realm of the dharma; why? [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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