Arupa-loka, Arūpa-loka, Arupaloka, Arūpaloka: 4 definitions


Arupa-loka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Pali for ārūpyadhātu;

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

arūpaloka : (m.) the world of the formless.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Arūpaloka refers to: the world of the Formless, Sdhp. 494.

Note: arūpaloka is a Pali compound consisting of the words arūpa and loka.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Arūpaloka (अरूपलोक):—[=a-rūpa-loka] [from a-rūpa] m. a formless heaven (4 classes enumerated), ibidem 213

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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