dhatus (dhä·tōōs),

n.pl in Ayurveda, the seven fundamental principles that support the basic structure of the body. See also rasa, rakta, mamsa, meda, asthi, majja, and shukra.
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However, on the other hand, Lusthaus insists: "Nothing whatsoever exists outside the eighteen dhatus.
Moreover, the book discusses pathophysiology according to the systems of doshas (body constitutions) and dhatus (tissues).
The dhatus maintain the functions of all the organs and are important in the development and nourishment of the body.
While in certain texts, such as the Sri-Vajradaka Tantra cited above, the oblations are the gross body composed of skandhas, dhatus, ayatanas, etc.
Inner fire offerings are offerings, without holding attachment, of oblations of nectar of food and drink into the self-arising fire hearth of gtum-mo for the mandala of skandhas, dhatus, and Buddhas by joining the funnel and ladle of one's hands which are wisdom and means.
According to the Kalacakra system: "The fire of Enlightened Wisdom, which pairs off the unchangeable great bliss and emptiness endowed with all the supreme aspects, burns all the defiled skandhas, dhatus and ayatanas.
Dash as "without disturbing the equilibrium (of dhatus and dosas of the body).
Here the three faults seem to be included together with the four named elements (dhatu) to bring the number of dhatus up to seven.
with further elaboration on the following pages) and, without reference to the dhatus, in Anguttara-nikaya III.
95 again "excessive dosas" cause the above mentioned unhealthy dispositions; those with balanced dhatus are endowed with all good qualities (Vi 8.
vata, pittam, and cilettumam, undeniably Tamil reflections of Sanskrit dhatu, dosa, vata, pitta, and slesman, as the basic constituents of the body; the same is true for much of the anatomical vocabulary: kayam 'body,' nadi 'nerve, artery,' nayana 'eye' are found even in the titles of various Siddha texts, such as Kaya-karpa, Nadi-nul, Nayana-viti.
It looks as if dhatu here refers to wind, bile, and phlegm as constituents of the body, and dosa probably refers to any one of these as it has been riled; it is not impossible, though, that dosa could refer to the man's diseased state itself.