Lokadhatu, aka: Loka-dhatu, Lokadhātu; 1 Definition(s)
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lokadhātu : (f.) the world system.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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Search found 6 books and stories containing Lokadhatu, Loka-dhatu or Lokadhātu. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 2 - The five incomprehensible things (acintya-dharma) < [Chapter XLI - The Eighteen Special Attributes of the Buddha]
IX. The knowledge of death and rebirth (cyutyupapāda-jñānabala) < [Part 2 - The ten powers in particular]
I. The knowledge of knowing another’s mind (paracittajñāna) < [Part 2 - Distinguishing the movements of mind of all beings]
The Dawn of the Dhamma (by Sucitto Bhikkhu)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Enlightenment after Defeat of Māra < [Part 2 - Discourse on the non-remote preface (avidūre-nidāna)]
Birth of Prince Siddhartha, the Future Gotama Buddha < [Part 2 - Discourse on the non-remote preface (avidūre-nidāna)]
Various other 22 Buddhas < [Part 1 - Remote preface (dūre-nidāna)]
Dhamma Discussion at Wat Wangtagu (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)