Dharmakaya, Dharma-kaya, Dharmakāya: 10 definitions



Dharmakaya 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharmakaya in Sanskrit glossary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dharmakāya (धर्मकाय):—1. (dharma + kāya) m. der Körper des Gesetzes, des abstracten Seins, Bez. eines der 3 Körper der Buddha's [Hiouen-Thsang I, 241. 341.] [WASSILJEW 94. 127. 286. 333.] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 3.]

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Dharmakāya (धर्मकाय):—2. (wie eben) m. ein Buddha [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 10.] Beiname Avalokiteśvara’s [Burnouf 224.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dharmakāya (धर्मकाय):—1. m. der Körper des Gesetzes , — des abstracten Seins , Bez. eines der drei Körper eines Buddha.

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Dharmakāya (धर्मकाय):—2. m.

1) *ein Buddha.

2) Beiname Avalokiteśvara's. —

3) Nomen proprium einer Gottheit des Bodhivṛkṣa [Lalitavistarapurāṇa 522,9.]

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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 (even English!). 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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