Lokadhatu, aka: Loka-dhatu, Lokadhātu; 1 Definition(s)
Lokadhatu 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.
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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Loka (लोक, “cosmos”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.11.—All the substances (dra...
Dhātu (धातु).—[dhā-ādhāre tun]1) A constituent or essential part, an ingredient.2) An element, ...
Lokapāla (लोकपाल).—1) a regent or guardian of a quarter of the world; ललिताभिनयं तमद्य भर्ता मर...
Brahmaloka (ब्रह्मलोक).—the world of Brahman. Derivable forms: brahmalokaḥ (ब्रह्मलोकः).Brahmal...
Madhyaloka (मध्यलोक).—according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.7, what constitute the mid...
Manuṣyaloka (मनुष्यलोक) refers to the region where human beings can exist.—The human beings are...
Lokanātha (लोकनाथ) refers to one of the various Vibhava manifestations according to the Īśvaras...
Triloka (त्रिलोक).—the three worlds. -kaḥ an inhabitant of the three worlds; यद्धर्मसूनोर्बत रा...
Saptadhātu (सप्तधातु).—m. pl. the seven constituent elements of the body; i. e. chyle, blood, f...
Janaloka (जनलोक).—One of the fourteen worlds. This world is situated three crores of yojanas (l...
pitṛlōka (पितृलोक).—m (S) The region or heaven (according to some, the orbit of the moon) inhab...
Viṣṇuloka (विष्णुलोक).—Viṣṇu's world; मुच्यते सर्वपापेभ्यो विष्णुलोकं स गच्छति (mucyate sarvapā...
Paraloka (परलोक).—the next (or furture) world; परलोकनवप्रवासिनः प्रतिपत्स्ये पदवीमहं तव (paralo...
Goloka (गोलोक).—a part of heaven, cow-world. Derivable forms: golokaḥ (गोलोकः).Goloka is a Sans...
Siddhaloka (सिद्धलोक).—the world of the Blest (siddha). Derivable forms: siddhalokaḥ (सिद्धलोकः...
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)
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