sambhogakaya

noun sam·bho·ga·ka·ya \səmˌbōgəˈkäyə\

Definition of sambhogakaya

plural

-s

  1. :  the body of bliss worshiped as deity in the Buddhist doctrine of trikaya

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Origin and Etymology of sambhogakaya

Sanskrit sambhogakāya, from sambhoga delight in sexual union (from sam together + bhoga enjoyment, from bhuṅkte, bhuñjati he enjoys) + kāya body; akin to Sanskrit cinoti he gathers, heaps up, piles in order — more at same, function, poet


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