dharmakaya

noun

dhar·​ma·​ka·​ya
ˌdərməˈkäyə
plural -s
: the ideal body or the essence of the Absolute in the Buddhist doctrine of trikaya

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit dharmakāya, from dharma + kāya body; akin to Sanskrit cinoti he gathers, heaps up

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“Dharmakaya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dharmakaya. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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