Anupalambha; 2 Definition(s)


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Anupalambha (अनुपलम्भ) or Anupalambhaśūnyatā refers to the “emptiness of non-perception”, representing one of the sixteen or eighteen emptinesses (śūnyatā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLVIII. Accordingly, “what is the emptiness of non-perception (anupalambhaśūnyatā)? It is that where neither the past nor the future nor the duration of the present are perceived. Non-perception is empty of non-perception because it is neither eternal nor transitory. Why? Because such is its essence. That is called: emptiness of non-perception (anupalambha-śūnyatā)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Anupalambha (अनुपलम्भ).—Want of apprehension; non-perception.

Derivable forms: anupalambhaḥ (अनुपलम्भः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Anupalambhaśūnyatā (अनुपलम्भशून्यता) or simply Anupalambha refers to the “emptiness of non-perc...
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