Termo

Tibetano:

khams bco brgyad

Sânscrito:

dhātu

Português:

English:

dhatu

A "sphere" of experience involving a sense power, its object, and the consciousness arising from their conjunction. Although a dhātu in this sense may be considered as a composite of these three elements, in fact each of these elements is referred to as a dhātu in its own right. Thus,
the six senses, six objects, and six corresponding consciousnesses may be referred
to as the eighteen dhātus, as expounded in the Abhidharma. [TPQ]