Rasadhatu, Rasadhātu, Rasa-dhatu: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Rasadhatu means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Rasadhatu in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Google Books: A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda

Rasadhātu (रसधातु, “plasma” or “nutrient fluid”).—One of the seven fundamental tissues (saptadhātu).—It contains nutrients from digested food that nourish all the tissues, organs and systems of the body. It produces jou and satisfaction and helps in the production of the next dhātu, rakta (blood).

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Rasadhātu (रसधातु):—The first Dhātu among seven Dhātus and is dominated by Jala. This is pumped out of Hṛdaya and continuously circulates all over the body to nourish other tissues. It is of 9 Anjalis in quantity. Vyāna and Samāna Vāyu help in its circulation. The major function of Rasa Dhātu is Prīṇana (nourishing).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Rasadhatu in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Rasadhātu (रसधातु) or simply rasa refers to the “taste 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 (e.g., rasa-dhātu). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rasadhatu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rasadhātu (रसधातु).—n. quicksilver.

Rasadhātu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rasa and dhātu (धातु).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rasadhātu (रसधातु).—n. (-tu) Quicksilver. E. rasa fluid, and dhātu metal.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rasadhātu (रसधातु):—[=rasa-dhātu] [from rasa > ras] m. ‘fluid metal’, quicksilver, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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