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The fourty one Dhatu as expounded by

Gautama Buddha in Bahudhàtuka Sutta

 

 

The first group of eighteen Dhatu

 

In Pali

Aññhàrasa kho imà ànanda, dhàtuyo: cakkhudhàtu råpadhàtu cakkhuvinnàõadhàtu,
sotadhàtu saddadhàtu sotavinnàõadhàtu, ghànadhàtu gandhadhàtu ghànavinnàõadhàtu,
jãvhàdhàtu rasadhàtu jivhàvinnàõadhàtu kàyadhàtu phoññhabbadhàtu kàyavinnàõadhàtu
manodhàtu dhammadhàtu manovinnàõadhàtuti. Imà kho ànanda, aññhàrasa dhàtuyo yato
jànàti passati, ettàvatàpi kho ànanda, dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.


The English Translation

Ananda, there are eighteen elements. They are the elements of eye, forms and eye
consciousness; ear, sounds, and ear consciousness; nose, scents and nose consciousness;
tongue, tastes and tongue consciousness; body, touches and body consciousness; mind,
ideas and mind consciousness. ânanda, these are the eighteen elements, when the bhikkhu
knows and sees them, he becomes clever in the elements

 

 

The second group of six Dhatu

 

In Pali

Siyà pana bhante, annopi pariyàyo yathà dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.


Siyà ànanda, chayimà ànanda, dhàtuyo: pañhavãdhàtu àpodhàtu, tejodhàtu vàyodhotu, àkàsadhàtu , vinnànadhàtu. Imà kho ànanda, cha dhàtuyo yato jànàti passati. Ettàvatàpi kho
ànanda dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.

 

The English Translation

Venerable sir, is there another method through which the bhikkhu becomes clever in the elements?


There is a method. The bhikkhu becomes clever in the six elements, such as the elements of earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness ânanda, these are the six elements, when the bhikkhu knows and sees them, saying it rightly he becomes clever in the elements'.

 

 

The third group of six Dhatu

 

In Pali

Siyà pana bhante, annopi pariyàyo yathà dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.
Siyà ànanda, chayimà ànanda, dhàtuyo: sukhadhàtu, dukkhadhàtu, somanassadhàtu, domanassadhàtu, upekkhàdhàtu, avijjàdhàtu. Imà kho ànanda, cha dhàtuyo yato jànàti passati. Ettàvatàpi kho ànanda, dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti

 

The English Translation

Venerable sir, is there another method through which the bhikkhu becomes clever in the elements?


There is a method. These six are the elements of pleasantness, unpleasantness, pleasure, displeasure, equanimity and ignorance, when the bhikkhu knows and sees them, saying it rightly he becomes clever in the elements

 

 

The fourth group of six Dhatu

 

In Pali

Siyà pana bhante, a¤¤opi pariyàyo yathà dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.

Siyà ànanda, chayimà ànanda, dhàtuyo: kàmadhàtu nekkhammadhàtu vyàpàdadhàtu avyàpàdadhàtu vihinsàdhàtu avihinsàdhàtu imà kho ànanda, cha dhàtuyo yato jànàti passati. Ettàvatàpi kho ànanda, dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti

 

The English Translation

Venerable sir, is there another method through which the bhikkhu becomes clever in the elements?


There is a method. These six are the elements of sensuality, non sensuality, anger, non anger, hurting and non hurting, when the bhikkhu knows and sees them, saying it rightly he becomes clever in the elementsû

 

 

The fifth group of three Dhatu

 

In Pali

Siyà pana bhante, annopi pariyàyo yathà dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.


Siyà ànanda, tisso imà ànanda, dhàtuyo: kàmadhàtu rupadhàtu arupadhàtu. Imà kho ànanda, tisso dhàtuyo yato jànàti passati. Ettàvatàpi kho ànanda, dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.

 

The English Translation

Venerable sir, is there another method through which the bhikkhu becomes clever in the elements?


There is a method. These three are the elements, of sensuality, materiality and
immateriality, when the bhikkhu knows and sees them, sayingit rightly he becomes clever in the elements.

 

 

The sixth group of two Dhatu

 

In Pali

Siyà pana bhante, annopi pariyàyo yathà dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.


Siyà ànanda, dve imà ànanda, dhàtuyo: sankhatà ca dhàtu asankhatà ca dhàtu. Imà kho ànanda, dve dhàtuyo yato jànàti passati. Ettàvatàpi kho ànanda, dhàtukusalo bhikkhåti alaü vacanàyàti.

 

The English Translation

Venerable sir, is there another method through which the bhikkhu becomes clever in the elements?


There is a method. These two are the elements, such as the compounded and the
uncompounded element. when the bhikkhu knows and sees them, saying it rightly he becomes clever in the elements.û

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sections of Sutta excerpted from

 

http://www.metta.lk/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pitaka/2Majjhima-Nikaya

MAJJHIMA NIKâYA III
2. 5. Bahudhàtukasuttaü
(115) The Discourse on Many Elements

 

Note-

There may be discrepancies in the Pali words and Fonts and may not be in the original format

 

 

 

 

 

The Forty One Dhatu in Image

 

 Buddha's Dhatu  explanation  image-1

Buddha's Dhatu  explanation  image-2

 

The First group of Eighteen Dhatu, Gautama Buddha disclosed

Chakku Dhatu Rupa Dhatu Chakku Vinnana Dhatu
Sota Dhatu Shabda Dhatu Sota Vinnana Dhatu
Ghana Dhatu Ghanda Dhatu Ghana Vinnana Dhatu
Jivha Dhatu Rasa Dhatu Jivha Vinnana Dhatu
Kaya Dhatu Pottabba Dhatu Kaya Vinnana Dhatu
Mano Dhatu Dhamma Dhatu Mano Vinnana Dhatu

 

 

 

 

 

The Second group of Six Dhatu, Gautama Buddha disclosed

Patavi Dhatu
Apo Dhatu
Thejo Dhatu
Vayo Dhatu
Akasa Dhatu
Vinnana Dhatu

 

 

 

 

 

The Third group of Six Dhatu, Gautama Buddha disclosed

Sukha Dhatu
Dukka Dhatu
Somanassa Dhatu
Domanassa Dhatu
Upekka Dhatu
Avijja Dhatu

 

 

 

 

 

The Fourth group of Six Dhatu, Gautama Buddha disclosed

Kama Dhatu
Nekkamma Dhatu
Vyapada Dhatu
Avyapada Dhatu
Vihinsa Dhatu
Avihinsa Dhatu

 

 

 

 

 

The Fifth group of Three Dhatu, Gautama Buddha disclosed

Kama Dhatu
Rupa Dhatu
Arupa Dhatu

 

 

 

The Sixth group of Two Dhatu, Gautama Buddha disclosed

Sankhata Dhatu
Asankhata Dhatu