Vayodhatu, aka: Vāyodhātu, Vayo-dhatu; 4 Definition(s)


Vayodhatu 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)

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'wind-element'; s. dhātu.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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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Air (or wind) element (vāyo-dhātu): Internal air elements includes

  • air associated with the pulmonary system (for example, for breathing),
  • the intestinal system ("winds in the belly and ... bowels"), etc.

Also see: Mahābhūta;

Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Vayodhatu in Pali glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

vāyodhātu : (f.) the mobile principle.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vāyodhātu refers to: the wind element, wind as one of the four great elements, wind as a general principle (consisting of var. kinds: see enumerated under vāta) Vbh. 84; Vism. 363; Nett 74; VbhA. 55; VvA. 15; DA. I, 194. (Page 609)

Note: vāyodhātu is a Pali compound consisting of the words vāyo and dhātu.

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