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.
General definition (in Buddhism)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 dictionarySource: 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.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Wat Phra Dhammakaya.
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