Lokasukha, Loka-sukha: 2 definitions


Lokasukha 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Lokasukha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Lokasukha (लोकसुख) refers to the “happiness of all the worlds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.32 (“The seven celestial sages arrive”).—Accordingly, as the Seven Sages said to Śiva: “We have become blessed and contented in every respect. We have become venerable to every one, especially adorable. He who is worthy of being respected by Brahmā and Viṣṇu, he who secures everything accomplished is sending us, his emissaries on an errand that is conducive to the happiness of all the worlds (lokasukha). He is the master of the worlds and their father. She is considered the mother. Let this proper alliance increase for ever like the moon”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Lokasukha in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Lokasukha (लोकसुख) refers to the “happiness of this world”, according to  the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 40.—Accordingly: The Buddha utters the lion’s roar. He is like the king of the lions (siṃharāja). [...] The Buddha-lion is very similar. [...] Those who hear the roar of the Buddha are somewhat afraid for some moments but afterwards are greatly benefited. People attached to the idea of a self, hoping for the happiness of this world (lokasukha-adhimukta), bound by the errors consisting of believing to be eternal [that which is not eternal], having their minds disturbed by wrong views: these are the ones who are afraid [when they hear the Buddha’s preaching]. [...]

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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.

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