Anupurvaviharasamapatti, Anupūrvavihārasamāpatti, Anupurvavihara-samapatti: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Anupurvaviharasamapatti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Anupūrvavihārasamāpatti (अनुपूर्वविहारसमापत्ति).—(anupūrva-vihāra-samāpatti), f. (= Pali anupubba°; also anupūrva-(samādhi-)samāpatti, q.v.), the attain- ments of (nine) successive stages: navānu° (see samāpatti) Mahāvyutpatti 1498; Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 58.8. They consist of the four dhyāna, the four ārūpya stages, and (saṃjñā-vedayita-)nirodha- samā°. So also in Pali, e.g. Aṅguttaranikāya (Pali) iv. 410.1 ff. (list of the nine anupubbavihāra) and 23 ff., list and detailed description of the nine samāpatti; both consist of four jhāna, four formless states, āruppa, and saññāvedayitanirodha (or their ‘attainments’).

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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 (even English!). 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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