Shaddhatu, aka: Shad-dhatu, Ṣaḍdhātu; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shaddhatu 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 Ṣaḍdhātu can be transliterated into English as Saddhatu or Shaddhatu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Ṣaḍdhātu (षड्धातु) or simply dhātu refers to the “six elements” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 58):

  1. pṛthvī (earth),
  2. āpas (water),
  3. tejas (fire),
  4. vāyu (wind),
  5. ākāśa (space),
  6. vijñāna (consciousness).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ṣaḍ-dhātu). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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