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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
'wind-element'; s. dhātu.Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)
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
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
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.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Vayodhatu, Vāyodhātu, Vayo-dhatu, Vāyo-dhātu; (plurals include: Vayodhatus, Vāyodhātus, dhatus, dhātus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Vipassana Meditation Course (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 3 - The Six Elements Explained < [Chapter 3 - Systematic Practice]
Part 1 - Postures < [Chapter 8 - Daily Activities]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Part 11 - How Citta Conditions Rupa < [Chapter 10 - Rupa (matter)]
Part 1 - The Four Fundamental Elements < [Chapter 10 - Rupa (matter)]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 2 - Mindfulness Of The Four Elements < [Chapter 2 - Preliminary Instructions For Meditators]
Part 4 - Sitting Meditation < [Appendix One]
Part 1 - Balancing The Mental Faculties < [Chapter 6 - Nine Ways To Sharpen The Mental Faculties]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Chapter V - The Category Of Form Under A Fivefold Aspect < [Book II - Form]