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Re: Loka

Postby zan » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:53 pm

Dhammanando wrote:
zan wrote:So this means that the word is not always used to strictly designate the six sense bases, correct?

No, not always, though this is the sense of loka that merits the most attention as far as the development of understanding is concerned.

Thank you Venerable. This makes sense as, for example, the non six sense definition usage and understanding of "loka" as in "vast loka interspaces" is mostly irrelevant to developing the path, whereas "insofar as it disintegrates it is called the loka" denoting the senses certainly is relevant. I hope I uderstand correctly.
I don't have much knowledge of the Dhamma, I'm just a beginner. Keep that in mind before you take anything I say too seriously :tongue:

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Re: Loka

Postby JiWe2 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:51 pm

Some 160+ pages of those other meanings in this pdf:
Loka World And Heaven In The Veda
Date of Publication
Gonda, J.

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