Lokadharma, Loka-dharma: 4 definitions



Lokadharma 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)

[«previous next»] — Lokadharma in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Lokadharma (लोकधर्म) or Aṣṭalokadharma refers to “eight worldly conditions” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 61):

  1. lābha (greed),
  2. alābha (non-greed),
  3. sukha (happiness),
  4. duḥkha (suffering),
  5. yaśas (fame),
  6. ayaśas (infamy),
  7. nindā (blame),
  8. praśaṃsā (praise).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., lokadharma). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lokadharma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokadharma (लोकधर्म).—

1) a worldly matter.

2) (with Buddhists) worldly condition.

Derivable forms: lokadharmaḥ (लोकधर्मः).

Lokadharma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and dharma (धर्म).

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

Lokadharma (लोकधर्म).—m. (= Pali lokadhamma), (the eight) conditions of the world, listed Dharmasaṃgraha 61 as lābho 'lābhaḥ sukhaṃ duḥkhaṃ yaśo 'yaśo nindā praśaṃsā (same 8 in Pali forms, not in same order, [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]): anupalipto °maiḥ, not defiled by…, Mahāvyutpatti 873; Lalitavistara 352.10; aṣṭalokadhar- mānupalipta Lalitavistara 275.5; Śikṣāsamuccaya 180.2.

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

1) Lokadharma (लोकधर्म):—[=loka-dharma] [from loka > lok] m. a worldly matter, [Lalita-vistara]

2) [v.s. ...] worldly condition (eight with Buddhists), [Dharmasaṃgraha 6i.]

context information

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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