Preta, 9 Definition(s)
peta : (adj.) dead; departed. (m.) a ghost.
(Sanskrit preta): lit. 'departed spirit', ghost; s. loka.
M Being living in the compound of apaya worlds, situated between the world of animals and the world of hells.
Hungry Ghosts are characters from Buddhist iconography who suffer from their greed, envy and jealousy.
Hungry ghosts, who populate the second to the lowest of the six realms of existence in Mahayana Buddhism. Usually depicted as having small mouths or necks and giant stomachs, hungry ghosts experience continual frustration and unsatisfied craving.
The Sanskrit word usually translated as hungry ghost, one of the six states of existence.
Hungry ghosts. who are tormented by continual and unsatisfied cravings. The preta realm is one of the three states of woe (apaya bhumi) and one of the six realms of existence.
Pretasūtra (प्रेतसूत्र).– As is said in a sūtra, there was a preta whos...
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Gosts (peta):—cf. peta, yakkha; s. loka.
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