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Arupa, aka: Arūpa; 4 Definition(s)

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Arūpa, (adj.) (a + rūpa) without form or body, incorporeal, D. I, 195 sq. ; III, 240; Sn. 755; It. 62; Sdhp. 228, 463, 480. See details under rūpa.

—âvacara the realm or world of Formlessness, Dhs. 1281—1285; Ps. I, 83 sq. , 101. —kāyika belonging to the group of formless beings Miln. 317 (devā). —ṭhāyin standing in or being founded on the Formless It. 62. —taṇhā “thirst" for the Formless D. III, 216. —dhātu the element or sphere of the Incoporeal (as one of the 3 dhātus rūpa°, arūpa°, nirodha°; see dhātu) D. III, 215, 275; It. 45. —bhava formless existence D. III, 216. —loka the world of the Formless, Sdhp. 494. —saññin not having the idea of form D. II, 110; III, 260; Exp. I. 252. (Page 78)

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arūpa : (adj.) formless; incorporeal; non-substantial.

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In Jainism, 'arupi' stands for 'non-material'. Probably the same as arupa.

Added: 30.Aug.2011 | Wisdom Library: Jainism
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Absence of matter.

Added: 26.Apr.2009 | Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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