Lokuttara, aka: Lokottara, Loka-uttara; 12 Definition(s)


Lokuttara 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Transcendent; supramundane (see magga, phala, and nibbana).Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

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


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

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
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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lokuttara : (adj.) super-mundane; transcendental.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Lokuttara refers to: see under lokiya.

Note: lokuttara is a Pali compound consisting of the words loka and uttara.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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lōkōttara (लोकोत्तर).—a (S) Beyond what is common; excelling, surpassing, extraordinary, transcendent.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lōkōttara (लोकोत्तर).—a Beyond what is common; excelling.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Lokottara (लोकोत्तर).—a. extraordinary, uncommon, unusual; लोकोत्तरा च कृतिः (lokottarā ca kṛtiḥ) Bv.1.69.7; U.2.7.

-raḥ a king. °वादिन् (vādin) m. pl. Name of a Buddhist school.

Lokottara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and uttara (उत्तर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokottara (लोकोत्तर).—adj. (compare Sanskrit id., Pali lokuttara; compare lokika, laukika), super-worldly, esp. (but not invariably) said of a Buddha and all his aspects and activities, acc. to the Lokottaravādin school: °rasya Buddhasya Śākyamunino Mv i.48.15; °rā(ḥ), said of Buddhas, i.96.12; (na hi kiṃcit samyaksaṃbuddhānāṃ lokena samaṃ,) atha khalu sarvam eva maharṣiṇāṃ lokottaraṃ i.159.3 (a summary statement of the doctrine of the L. school); various functions of the Buddha specifically called lok° Mv i.167.17, 18 (see s.v. niṣaṇṇa); 168.1, 2, 3, 4, 9; in Divy 161.25 no creature can comprehend a Buddha's lokottara-cittaṃ, but any creature can understand his laukikaṃ (q.v.) cittaṃ (line 23); (Bodhisattvas) budhyanty āśayasaṃyuktā loke lokot- tare tathā Mv i.86.4, are enlightened in regard to the world and the supramundane, which I think may mean (in the dogmatic sense) what pertains to the Buddha, tho Senart thinks differently; °raṃ arthaṃ (supramundane goal) prārthayamāno Bodhisattvo Mv ii.279.8; °rābhiḥ kathā- bhiḥ Sukh 59.10, see s.v. lokika; in Laṅk 156.15 (compare 157.9, 11) jñāna, and in 237.2—3 ff. pāramitā, are of three kinds, laukika (of worldly persons and heretics), lokottara (of śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas), and lokottaratama (of Bodhisattvas); here the word can hardly have its technical dogmatic meaning.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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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