Lokayata, aka: Lokāyata, Loka-ayata; 2 Definition(s)
Lokayata 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
Name of a branch of brahmin learning (D.i.11, etc.); the name signifies that which pertains to the ordinary view (of the world)- i.e., common or popular philosophy - much the same as lokakkhayika (popular philosophy). For a discussion of the word see Dial.i.166 72.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).
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Search found 17 books and stories containing Lokayata, Lokāyata or Loka-ayata. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1860 < [Chapter 22 - Lokāyata—Materialism]
Verse 1858-1859 < [Chapter 22 - Lokāyata—Materialism]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on Biography of thera Parappasādaka < [Chapter 7 - Sakacintaniyavagga (section on Sakacintaniya)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Chapter 3 - Sumedha the Brahmin < [Volume 1.1]
Buddha Chronicle 3: Maṅgala Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The State of Philosophy in India before the Buddha < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
Part 2 - Nyāya and Vaiśeṣika sūtras < [Chapter VIII - The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Philosophy]
Part 6 - Yoga and Patañjali < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]