Lokakasha, Lokākāśa, Loka-akasha: 3 definitions


Lokakasha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Lokākāśa can be transliterated into English as Lokakasa or Lokakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living

Lokākāśa (लोकाकाश, “cosmos”) is one of the two sub-divisions of space (ākāśa) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.9.—What is cosmos (lokākāśa)? The space where all the six types of substances exist is called cosmos.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokākāśa (लोकाकाश).—

1) space, sky.

2) (with Jains) a worldly region.

Derivable forms: lokākāśaḥ (लोकाकाशः).

Lokākāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and ākāśa (आकाश).

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

1) Lokākāśa (लोकाकाश):—[from loka > lok] m. space, sky, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] ([according to] to the Jainas) a worldly region, the abode of unliberated beings, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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