Dhammakaya, Dhamma-kaya, Dhammakāya: 2 definitions



Dhammakaya means something in 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Dhammakaya is a Pali word meaning "body of dharma" or the body of enlightenment. It can refer to:

  • Wat Phra Dhammakaya, a Thai Buddhist temple;
  • The Dhammakaya Movement and the Dhammakaya Foundation, which originated at that temple;
  • The Mahayana Buddhist concept of dharma body; note that this is normally referred to by the similar Sanskrit term dharmakaya, because Pali is rarely used to discuss Mahayana Buddhism
  • Dhammakaya Meditation, a meditation technique

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhammakaya in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dhammakāya refers to: having a body according to the Norm (the dhammatā of bodies). See Bdhgh as translated in Dial. III, ad Loc.; having a normal body (sic Bdhgh, esp. of the B. D.III, 84;

Note: dhammakāya is a Pali compound consisting of the words dhamma and kāya.

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context information

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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