Satya Loka

Definition - What does Satya Loka mean?

Satya loka is a term used in Indian religious and yogic philosophy to describe the highest plane of consciousness or the highest of the heavenly realms. The term comes from the Sanskrit satya, which translates as “truth.” In the eight-limbed path of yoga, satya is one of the yamas, or "personal virtues." Loka is a Sanskrit word that means “realm,” “plane of existence” or “world.”

Satya loka is also used as a synonym for brahma loka, the abode of the god Brahma or on a more philosophical level, the realm of truth.

Yogapedia explains Satya Loka

Satya loka can also be described as the fixed eternal reality and as the realm of sahasrara, the chakra that opens a spiritual connection to the Divine or universal consciousness.

In Hinduism, the number of heavenly realms varies by tradition. Sapta urdhvaloka describes the seven higher realms, the highest of which is satya loka. It is where the yogi achieves moksha, or liberation from the recurring cycle of birth, death and rebirth, and union with the higher Self.

While brahma loka may refer to satya loka, it also describes a category of lokas that encompasses the three highest realms, which culminate in satya loka:

  • Jana loka
  • Tapar loka
  • Satya loka
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