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Preta, 6 Definition(s)

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Preta (प्रेत).—Spirits harassing children.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 6. 43; 10. 38; VI. 8. 25; X. 6. 27; 63. 11; XI. 10. 28.
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peta : (adj.) dead; departed. (m.) a ghost.

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Hungry ghosts.

Added: 19.Dec.2010 | Wisdom Library: Indian Philosophy
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(Sanskrit preta): lit. 'departed spirit', ghost; s. loka.

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M Being living in the compound of apaya worlds, situated between the world of animals and the world of hells.

Added: 26.Apr.2009 | Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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A "hungry shade" or "hungry ghost" - one of a class of beings in the lower realms, sometimes capable of appearing to human beings. The petas are often depicted in Buddhist art as starving beings with pinhole sized mouths through which they can never pass enough food to ease their hunger.
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