Lokayata, aka: Lokāyata, Loka-ayata; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Lokayata in Theravada glossary... « previous · [L] · next »

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
context information

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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