Tejo-dhatu, Tejo-dhātu, Tejodhatu: 3 definitions


Tejo-dhatu 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'fire-element, heat-element'; s. dhātu.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Fire element (tejo-dhātu): Internal fire elements include

  • those bodily mechanisms that produce physical warmth,
  • ageing,
  • digestion, etc.

Also see: Mahābhūta;

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tejodhātu (तेजोधातु).—the element (see dhātu 1) fire: as purifier of bodily impurities, Mv i.357.16 f. and LV 18.22 ff., Pratyekabuddhas in gaining nirvāṇa attain the element fire (tejodhātuṃ samāpadyitvā, LV samāpadya), and by this (svakāye tejodhātūye, Mv) their ‘flesh and blood’ (Mv) or these and other bodily substances, incl. pitta, śleṣman, asthi, snāyu (LV), are burnt up, whereupon their purified bodies fall to earth; as source of supernatural power in a religious person possessing it, Mv i.232.(5—)6 (meghasya) māṇavakasya tejodhātubhāvena, by reason of the state of fire (-element) possessed by the Brahman youth Megha (no reason to suspect corruption with Senart); Svāgata was declared preëminent among those attaining the fire-element, tejodhātuṃ samāpadyamānānāṃ Divy 186.20—21 (compare above).

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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. 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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