Salayatana, Salāyatana, Saḷāyatana: 3 definitions


Salayatana 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Salayatana in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

the '6 bases' (of mental activity); s. āyatana, paticcasamuppāda.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Salayatana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saḷāyatana : (nt.) the six organs of sense viz: eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind.

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

Saḷāyatana, (nt.) (ṣaḍ˚ for which ordinarily chal˚: see cha) the six organs of sense and the six objects — viz. , eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind; forms, sounds, odouis, tastes, tangible things, ideas; occupying the fourth place in the Paṭiccasamuppāda D ii. 32; M i. 52; A i. 176; S ii. 3; Vin i. 1; Vism. 529, 562 sq. , 671; VbhA. 174, 176 sq. , 319. (Page 699)

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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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