Lokanatha, aka: Loka-natha, Lokanāthā, Lokanātha; 6 Definition(s)
Lokanatha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)
Lokanātha (लोकनाथ) refers to one of the various Vibhava manifestations according to the Īśvarasaṃhitā 24.300-302.—Accordingly, “who has wide eyes is saluted by all gods, occupies a good throne and has the eyes closed in meditation. He is seated on a lotus (or in the padmāsana posture), is of a complexion comparable to the inferior of the lotus and has his intellect filled with sympathy. His hands bear the (marks of) conch and lotus. He proclaims (shows) the three courses of knowledge, detachment and good dharma”
These Vibhavas (eg., Lokanātha) represent the third of the five-fold manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness the Pāñcarātrins believe in.(Source): archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 1
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
One of the five daughters of Vijayabahu I. and Tilokasundari. She married Kittisirimegha. Cv.lix.31, 44.(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Lokanātha (लोकनाथ) is a synonym for the Buddha according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter IV). Lou kia na t’a (Lokanātha) in the language of Ts’in means “protector of the world”.(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.
Languages of India and abroad
lokanātha : (m.) the lord of the world.(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.
lōkanātha (लोकनाथ).—m (S) A particular medicinal preparation. 2 (Lord of the people.) A term for God or for a king.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
4) a king, sovereign.
5) a Buddha
6) the sun.
Derivable forms: lokanāthaḥ (लोकनाथः).
Lokanātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and nātha (नाथ).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Part 10 - Treatment for enlargement of spleen and liver (9): Lokanatha rasa < [Chapter VII - Enlargement of spleen (plihodara) and liver (yakridudara)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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