Aprapanca, Aprapañca, Aprapamca: 3 definitions


Aprapanca 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aprapancha.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Aprapanca in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Aprapañca (अप्रपञ्च) refers to “(that which is) beyond discursive thinking”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] That on which there is dependence, that is nothing in particular; [...] in the dependent origination, there is no self, being, life-principle, life-sustaining principle, spirit, personality, human being, or man; in the dependent origination there is no attainment; in the dependent origination there is nothing, and it is effortless, empty, no distinguishing mark, transcendent, no activity, no discursive thinking, and beyond discursive thinking (aprapañca). Thus origination is just the arising of the dharma, and cessation is also the ceasing of the dharma. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Aprapañca (अप्रपञ्च).—(a-prapañca), see prapañca.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Aprapanca in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aprapaṃca (ಅಪ್ರಪಂಚ):—

1) [adjective] not wide; not extensive.

2) [adjective] not tending or being able to expand; not expansive.

3) [adjective] not related or limited to this world; not worldly.

4) [adjective] of or related to regions above this world; spiritual; ethereal.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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