Anutpada, Anutpāda: 8 definitions


Anutpada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Anutpāda (अनुत्पाद) refers to the “non-arising” (characteristic of dharmas), according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]—[...] (10) He has no loss of wisdom.—As the Buddha has obtained all these wisdoms (prajñā), he has no loss of wisdom; as his wisdom of the three times is unobstructed, he has no loss of wisdom. [...] Furthermore, his wisdom really understands the [true] nature of dharmas, non-arising (anutpāda), non-cessation, non-defilement, non-purification, non-action, non-functioning. He makes no distinction between true knowledge and false knowledge He knows that the dharmas are identical and equally pure, without defilement and without stain like space. Disregarding all duality, he acquires the [true] nature of the Dharma, i.e., entry into non-duality. This entry into non-duality, characteristic of the Dharma, is immense and infinite. This is why he has no loss of wisdom. For various reasons of this kind, the Buddha has no loss of wisdom”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

1) Anutpāda (अनुत्पाद) refers to “(the patience) without origination”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Son of good family, there are eight patiences reflecting on the dharma of the Bodhisattvas. What are the eight? [...] the patience without birth since characters are unconditioned; (6) the patience without origination (anutpāda) since there is no arising and abiding (utpādasthiti); (7) the patience without being since there is no destruction of things; (8) patience truly as it is since there is no destruction by time. Son of good family, those eight are the patiences reflecting on the dharma of the Bodhisattvas”.

2) Anutpāda (अनुत्पाद) refers to “that which never arises”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā.—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘[...] (66) He should be engaged in the behaviour of the endless numbers of living beings, [even though] these dharmas never arise nor disappear (anutpāda-anirodha). Not being discouraged, the wise men should practice great wave of vigour again and again and guide beings to cultivate such teachings. [...]’”.

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Anutpāda (अनुत्पाद) or Anutpādajñāna refers to the “knowledge of non-production” and represents one of the “ten knowledges” (jñāna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 93). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., anutpāda). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anutpāda (अनुत्पाद).—Not coming into existence, not taking effect.

Derivable forms: anutpādaḥ (अनुत्पादः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Anutpāda (अनुत्पाद).—(m., Sanskrit, and Pali anuppāda), non- origination: anutpāde kṣāntiḥ Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 203.11, and [compound] anutpāda-kṣānti- Lalitavistara 33.10, = prec., q.v.; anutpāda- jñāna, knowledge of the non-origination (of the states of being), the 10th of the ten jñāna: Mahāvyutpatti 1243; Dharmasaṃgraha 93.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anutpāda (अनुत्पाद):—[=an-utpāda] [from an-utpatti] m. non-production, not coming into existence

2) [v.s. ...] not taking effect.

3) [from an-utpāda > an-utpatti] having no origin, [Sukhāvatī-vyūha i].

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anutpāda (अनुत्पाद):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-daḥ) The not taking origin or birth, the not arising. E. a neg. and utpāda.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anutpada in German

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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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