Loka is the Sanscrit word for place, site, location, world, or dimension. Both inner places and outer places can be lokas or dimensions. Our word location uses this same root” loca” and probably is linguistically related (Indo-european).
Loka is a place, such as an open space and can be associated with secular and spiritual significance. I choose to use it as part of my email address for Prem Das, and it is found on my home page, left side, under Contact, and is: luminouslokas@gmail I thought this would be an equivalent of luminous places, and so I use it with the name (Prem Das) that I have been known by via recordings, publications and seminars.
(c) Paul C Adams 2014