Akalpavikalpa, Akalpāvikalpa: 1 definition


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Akalpāvikalpa (अकल्पाविकल्प) refers to “not making any thought-construction or fiction”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then on that occasion the Lord uttered these verses: [...] (109) Being aware of that vices are just like a mass of clouds, examining the dharma correctly, and not making any thought-construction or fiction (akalpāvikalpa), this is to transcend the Māra inherent in vices. (110) He who knows that there is no arising of birth, death, or transmigration, and there is no coming or going of the dharmas, he is not subject to the Māra of death.[...]”.

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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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