Anutpattikadharma, Anutpattika-dharma: 1 definition


Anutpattikadharma means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Anutpattikadharma (अनुत्पत्तिकधर्म) 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 (anutpattikadharma-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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