Abhutaparikalpa, Abhūtaparikalpa, Abhuta-parikalpa: 2 definitions


Abhutaparikalpa means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Abhūtaparikalpa (अभूतपरिकल्प) refers to “(the view of) unreal mental constructions”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[Bringing all beings to maturity (sarvasatva-paripācana)] [...] Again he thinks: ‘what is called ‘living being’ is a misunderstanding. Because of being occupied with the view of cause (hetu), ignorance (avidyā), existence (bhāva), thirst (tṛṣṇā), and unreal mental constructions (abhūtaparikalpa), it is called ‘living being’. However, the Bodhisattva still teaches the dharma to living beings in order to get rid of vices which originate from misunderstanding, and he does not forget substances. Since he is devoid of a living being, and detached from a living being, he brings living beings to maturity. Thus the Bodhisattva brings living beings to maturity by the original purity”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Abhūtaparikalpa (अभूतपरिकल्प) or Ālayavijñāna means “imagining the object to exist as independent of consciousness”. It is the basic concept in the Yogacara/Vijnanavada school which concept is identified as paratantrasvabhāva (dependent nature), the second of the three natures postulated by this school. [...] The concept of Ālayavijñāna or Abhūtaparikalpa arose, as a subliminal perception of the world, in response to the Abhidharmic developments of earlier Buddhist doctrines. It arose by means of twofold ever-present subtle objective support: (a) by the perception of inner appropriation and (b) by the outward perception of the receptacle world whose aspects are not clearly delineated.

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