Dharmata, aka: Dharmatā; 2 Definition(s)
Dharmata 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.
Dharmata (धर्मत).—The Brāhma form of marriage.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 76. 3.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Dharmatā (Dharmatā):—The Dharma of the Buddhas is the true nature of dharmas (dharmāṇāṃ dharmatā). Now this true nature is
- “without production (anutpāda),
- without destruction (anirodha),
- without interruption (anuccheda),
- without permanence (aśāśvata),
- without one-ness (anekārtha),
- without multiplicity (anānārtha),
- without coming (anāgama),
- without going (anirgama)”,
- without grasping (anupādāna),
- without agitation (āniñjya),
- without attachment (asaṅga),
- without support (anāsraya),
- non-existent (asat), like nirvāṇa.
Dharmatā being like that, how could it disappear (antardhāna)?(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Understanding dharmatā: Preliminary note < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
Note (1): The Hīnayānist dharmatā < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
Note (2): The Mahāyānist dharmatā < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 2a.4 - How to realize dharmata < [B. The gradation of powers of those who meditate into high, middle, and low]
Part 3d.2b - The Perfect Time < [B. The explanation of the kayas and wisdoms]
Part 3a - The changeless vajrakaya < [B. The explanation of the kayas and wisdoms]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Text Section 242 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Section 270 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Life Story Of Dzongsar Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk < [Introduction Text]
Chapter IV - On Long Life < [Section One]
Chapter VIII - On the Four Dependables < [Section One]
Chapter X - On the Four Truths < [Section One]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)