Shabdayatana, aka: Śabdāyatana, Shabda-ayatana; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shabdayatana 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 Śabdāyatana can be transliterated into English as Sabdayatana or Shabdayatana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Śabdāyatana (शब्दायतन) or simply śabda refers to the “sense sphere of sound” 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., śabda-āyatana). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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