Nibbanadhatu, Nibbānadhātu, Nibbana-dhatu: 2 definitions

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nibbānadhātu : (f.) the sphere of nibbāna.

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

Nibbānadhātu:—“the state of Nibbāna”. S.V, 8; A.II, 120; IV, 202; J.I, 55; It.38 (dve: see under Nibbāna); Miln.312. Also in the foll. connections: amata° It.62; bhū° the verbal root bhū DA.I, 229; ṭhapitāya dhātuyā “while the bodily element, i.e. vitality lasts” Miln.125; vaṇṇa° form, beauty S.I, 131; Pv.I, 31. In these cases it is so far weakened in meaning, that it simply corresponds to E. abstr. suffix —hood or —ity (cp. °hood=origin. “form”: see ketu), so perhaps in Nibbāna°=Nibbāna-dom. Cp. dhātuka.

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Nibbānadhātu refers to: the sphere or realm of N. always in phrase anupādisesāsaya n. -dhātuyā parinibbāyate Vin. II, 239; D. III, 135; It. 38, 121; Ps. I, 101; cp. rāgavinayo n. -dhātuyā adhivacanaṃ S. V, 8. See parinibbāyin;

Note: nibbānadhātu is a Pali compound consisting of the words nibbāna and dhātu.

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Nibbānadhātu refers to: the sphere or realm of N. always in phrase anupādisesāsaya n. -dhātuyā parinibbāyate Vin. II, 239; D. III, 135; It. 38, 121; Ps. I, 101; cp. rāgavinayo n. -dhātuyā adhivacanaṃ S. V, 8. See parinibbāyin;

Note: nibbānadhātu is a Pali compound consisting of the words nibbāna and dhātu.

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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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