Brahmakaya, Brahmakāya, Brahma-kaya: 3 definitions


Brahmakaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Brahmakāya (ब्रह्मकाय).—the company of Brahman, i.e. gods who attend B.: Mahāvastu i.229.16 = 240.5 (prose) yāva(d) brahmakāyaṃ, as far as… (the sound arose). Cf. next.

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

Brahmakāya (ब्रह्मकाय):—[=brahma-kāya] [from brahma > brahman] m. [plural] Name of a [particular] class of deities, [Mahābhārata]

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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. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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

Brahmakāya refers to: divine body D. III, 84; J. I, 95.

Note: brahmakāya is a Pali compound consisting of the words brahma and kāya.

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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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