Aloka, aka: Āloka; 6 Definition(s)
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1) Aloka (अलोक).—Attained by Vṛtra.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 12. 35; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 153.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 151-3, 187; 21. 155; Matsya-purāṇa 123. 47; 124. 93.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 145 and 176.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
āloka : (m.) light.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Āloka, (ā + lok, Sk. āloka) seeing, sight (obj. & subj.), i. e. — 1. sight, view, look S.IV, 128 = Sn.763; A.III, 236 (āloke nikkhitta laid before one’s eye). anāloka without sight, blind Miln.296 (andha +). — 2. light A.I, 164 (tamo vigato ā. uppanno) = It.100 (vihato); A.II, 139 (four lights, i.e. canda°, suriya°, agg°, paññ°, of the moon, sun, fire & wisdom); J II 34; Dhs.617 (opp. andhakāra); VvA.51 (dīp°). — 3. (clear) sight, power of observation, intuition, in combn. with vijjā knowledge D.II, 33 = S.II, 7 = 105, cp. Ps.II, 150 sq. (obhāsaṭṭhena, S A. on II.7). — 4. splendour VvA.53; DvA 71.
—kara making light, bringing light, n. light-bringer It.108. —karaṇa making light, illumining It.108. —da giving light or insight Th.1, 3. —dassana seeing light, i. e. perceiving Th.1, 422. —pharaṇa diffusing light or diffusion of light Vbh.334; Nett 89. —bahula good in sight, fig. full of foresight A.III, 432. —bhūta light J VI 459. —saññā consciousness or faculty of sight or perception D.III, 223; A.II, 45; III, 93 —saññin conscious of sight, i. e. susceptible to sight or insight D.III, 49; M.III, 3; A II 211; III, 92, 323; IV, 437; V, 207; Pug.69. —sandhi “break for the light”, a slit to look through, an opening, a crack or casement Vin.I, 48 = II.209 = 218; II, 172; III, 65; IV, 47; J.IV, 310; PvA.24. (Page 110)
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Āloka (आलोक, “light”) refers to one of the “twenty form objects” (rūpa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 34). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., āloka). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
ālōka (आलोक).—m S ālōkana n S ālōcana n S Seeing, looking, contemplating.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ālōka (आलोक).—m ālōkana, ālōcana n Seeing; contemplating.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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