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Laukika

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laukika (Sanskrit, mundane). Any activity or practice associated with the profane world of unenlightened beings (pṛthagjana) and which is regarded as not conducive to liberation

(Sanskrit, mundane). Any activity or practice associated with the profane world of unenlightened beings (pṛthagjana) and which is regarded as not conducive to liberation.

laukika mf(ī)n. (fr. loka) worldly, terrestrial, belonging to or occurring in ordinary life, common, usual, customary, temporal, not sacred (as opp. to vaidika, ārṣa, śāstrīya [Page 909, Column 3]
• laukiheṣu ind. = loke 'in ordinary or popular speech', opp. to vaidikeṣu Nir.) ŚrS. Mn. MBh. &c
• (ifc.) belonging to the world of(ct. brahma-l○)
• m. common or ordinary men (as opp. to 'the learned, initiated' &c.) Śaṃk. Sarvad.
• men familiar with the ways of the world, men of the world Uttarar.
• men in general, people, mankind MBh.
• n. anything occurring in the world, general custom, usage Śak. MārkP.
• a person's ordinary occupation BhP.

Source

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