Anutpattika: 5 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Anutpattika in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Anutpattika (अनुत्पत्तिक) refers to the “non-arising (of dharmas)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 22, v2).—Accordingly, “The Bodhisattva is born into the clan coming from the Bodhisattvas of the past.—[...], The Bodhisattva who begins with the strength of high aspiration is born into the clan of the Buddhas (buddhagotra). For the others, acquiring the conviction that dharmas do not arise [i.e., anutpattika-dharmakṣānti-pratilābdha] would be the “clan of the Buddha” for it is then that the Bodhisattva acquires a partial influx of the knowledge of all the aspects. Compare this stage with the gotrabhūmi in the Śrāvaka system”.

Note: In the sixth bhūmi (abhimukhī), examining emptiness of dharmas in every way, he possesses an intense preparatory conviction, but has not yet made his entry into the real anutpattika-dharmakṣānti.—Finally, the Bodhisattva ‘obtains’ the anutpattika-dharmakṣānti. This is what is called the definitive obtaining (pratilābdha, pratilambha, pratilambhāta) of kṣānti.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Anutpattika (अनुत्पत्तिक) refers to “(those who attained the tolerance that) all dharmas are unborn”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “The Lord said [to Pradīpapāṇi]: “Son of good family, the Bodhisattvas, the great beings [...] and who are on the way to attain all qualities of the Buddha, they practice with universal sameness and have practiced good deeds. This is the range of the Bodhisattvas, the great beings who know the way and characteristics of the behaviour of all living beings, and those good men give a gift in such a way. When this teaching had been declared, sixteen thousand Bodhisattvas attained the tolerance that all dharmas are unborn (anutpattika-dharma-kṣānti-pratilabdha) in the sky-like generosity. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anutpattika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anutpattika (अनुत्पत्तिक):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-kaḥ-kī-kam) (In Bauddha li-terature.) Having no origin or birth, not or not yet being produced. (The fem. -kī belongs to Bauddha writings; in the classic language, it would be -kā.) See the following. E. anutpatti Ii., samāsānta aff. kap.

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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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