Lokuttara; 7 Definition(s)
Lokuttara means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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)Transcendent; supramundane (see magga, phala, and nibbana).(Source): Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms
is a term for the 4 paths and 4 fruitions of sotāpatti, etc. (s. ariya-puggala), with Nibbāna as ninth.
Hence one speaks of '9 supermundane things' (nava-lokuttara-dhamma). Cf. prec.(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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).
Lokuttara means greater than worldly things, higher than worldly thing, beyond worldly thing, or supramundane.(Source): Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Lokuttara is beyond the world.(Source): Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas
Cittas which experience;(Source): Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
Loka + Uttara = Lokuttara. Here Loka, means the five aggregates. Uttara means above, beyond or that which transcends. It is the supra mundane consciousness that enables one to transcend this world of mind body(Source): Pali Kanon: A manual of Abhidhamma
Abhidhamma (अभिधम्म) usually refers to the last section (piṭaka) of the Pali canon and includes schematic classifications of scholastic literature dealing with Theravāda Buddhism. Primary topics include psychology, philosophy, methodology and metaphysics which are rendered into exhaustive enumerations and commentaries.
lokuttara : (adj.) super-mundane; transcendental.(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.
Search found 36 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
There are eight types of lokuttara cittas (supra mundane consciousness) which realize the lokut...
Citta (चित्त, “mind”) or Cittavaśitā refers to the “mastery of mind” and represents one of the ...
1) Kuśala (कुशल) or Daśakuśala refers to the “ten unwholesome things” as defined in the Dharma-...
Lokiya, (& lokiyika) (adj.) (fr. loka; cp. Vedic laukika in meaning “worldly, usual”) 1. (ordi...
Magga, (cp. Epic Sk. mārga, fr. mṛg to track, trace) 1. a road (usually high road), way, foot-p...
Samādhi (समाधि).—1 Collecting, composing, concentrating (as mind).2) Profound or abstract medit...
kama (कम).—a Less, wanting, short of.--- OR --- kāma (काम).—n An action. A work. Use. Need of. ...
Bhūmi (भूमि) or Daśahūmi refers to the “ten stages (of the Bodhisattva)” as defined in the Dhar...
1) Dhamma, 3 (adj.) (Sk. dhanvan) having a bow: see daḷha°; also as dhammin in daḷha&de...
Nirvāṇa (निर्वाण).—p. p.1) Blown or put out, extinguished (as a lamp or fire); निर्वाणवैरदहनाः ...
Path-consciousness; The lokuttara citta which is 'magga-citta' produces vipaka immediately; ...
abhinna (अभिन्न).—a Not different, identical, similar, like.
Majjhima (मज्झिम, “middle-aged”) is a Prakrit name based on age, mentioned as an example in the...
Khandha, (Sk. skandha) — I. Crude meaning: bulk, massiveness (gross) substance. A. esp. used (a...
Vipassanā, (f.) (fr. vi+passati; BSk. vipaśyanā, e.g. Divy 44, 95, 264 etc. ) inward vision, i...
Search found 30 books and stories containing Lokuttara. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Appendix 5 - Appendix To Chapter 11 < [Appendix And Glossary]
Appendix 3 - Appendix To Chapter 8 < [Appendix And Glossary]
Appendix 1 - Appendix To Chapter 2 < [Appendix And Glossary]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Supra Mundane Consciousness < [Chapter I - Different Types of Consciousness]
Diagrams < [Chapter I - Different Types of Consciousness]
Supra mundane Consciousness < [Chapter II - Mental States]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Nina Van Gorkom)
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Chapter 18 - Planes Of Existence < [Part 2 - Citta]
Chapter 17 - Cittas Of The Sense-sphere < [Part 2 - Citta]
Chapter 1 - The Factors Leading To Enlightenment < [Part 5 - The Development Of Insight]
Conditions (by Nina van Gorkom)
- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:
Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.