Arupa, Arūpa, Arūpā: 14 definitions
Arupa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Arūpa (अरूप) refers to the “formless” and is used to describe Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] Obeisance to the formless (arūpa) Being of immense form, the great, of unlimited power, the lord of the three worlds, the witness of all and all-pervasive”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Arūpā (अरूपा).—One of Dakṣa’s daughters. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 65, Verse 46).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Arūpa (अरूप).—A mantrakṛt.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 59. 97.
1b) The people of a Janapada on the other side of the Vindhyas. (anūpas—vā. p.).*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 54; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 134.
2) Arūpā (अरूपा).—A daughter of Riṣṭa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 48.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
Absence of matter.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
In Jainism, 'arupi' stands for 'non-material'. Probably the same as arupa.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
arūpa : (adj.) formless; incorporeal; non-substantial.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Arūpa, (adj.) (a + rūpa) without form or body, incorporeal, D. I, 195 sq. ; III, 240; Sn. 755; It. 62; Sdhp. 228, 463, 480. See details under rūpa.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
arupa (अरुप).—a S (Poetry.) Void of figure or form;--used of Brahma, air, sound &c. Ex. a0 tēṃ rupāsa ālēṃ ||
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Formless, shapeless.
2) Ugly, deformed.
3) Dissimilar, unlike.
-pam 1 A bad or ugly figure. तामरूपामसतीं भक्षयिष्यामि मानुषीम् (tāmarūpāmasatīṃ bhakṣayiṣyāmi mānuṣīm) Rām
2) The Pradhāna of the Sāṅkhyas and Brahman of the Vedāntins.
4) Not possessed of द्रव्य (dravya) and देवता (devatā); अरूपः शब्दः श्रूयमाणः (arūpaḥ śabdaḥ śrūyamāṇaḥ) &c. ŚB. on MS.4.4.1. (It may be observed that dravya and devatā form the rūpa or form of a sacrifice).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Ārūpa (आरूप).—nt. (= ārūpya; compare ārūpin), formlessness: Laṅk 312.8(—9) ārūpya-rūpaṃ hy ārūpair…(9) rūpaṃ darśyanti sattvānāṃ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-paḥ-pā-pī-paṃ) 1. Formless, shapeless. 2. Ugly. ill formed, mishapen. 3. Dissimilar, unlike. E. a neg. rūpa beauty.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arūpa (अरूप).—[adjective] shapeless, ill formed, ugly.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Arūpa (अरूप):—[=a-rūpa] mf(ā)n. formless, shapeless, [Pbr.; Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Nṛsiṃha-tāpanīya-upaniṣad]
2) [v.s. ...] ugly, ill-formed, [Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] emancipation (= nirvāṇa), [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 137]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+9): Arupa Bhava, Arupa Jjhana, Arupa Kkhandha, Arupa-loka, Arupabhava, Arupadhatu, Arupaharya, Arupajna, Arupaka, Arupakayika, Arupakiriya Citta, Arupakka, Arupakusala, Arupakusala Citta, Arupalakshmi, Arupasannin, Arupata, Arupatanha, Arupathayin, Arupattimuvar.
Ends with (+192): Abhrarupa, Adbhutarupa, Agamyarupa, Agatyarupa, Aghoraghorarupa, Ajjhattarupa, Anandamritarupa, Anandarupa, Anantarupa, Anava Aparupa, Anavadyarupa, Anekarupa, Annasvarupa, Anyarupa, Aparupa, Aryarupa, Aryyarupa, Asarupa, Asvarupa, Atarupa.
Full-text (+62): Arupavacara, Arupin, Jhana, Arupavacara Citta, Arupakusala Citta, Immaterial World, Arupakusala, Arupavipaka Citta, Arupakiriya Citta, Raga, Arupavat, Arupadhatu, Arupajna, Arupata, Samyojana, Akincayatanupaga Deva, Samvutta Sutta, Arupabhava, Arupatanha, Arupa-loka.
Search found 58 books and stories containing Arupa, A-rupa, A-rūpa, Arūpa, Arūpā, Ārūpa; (plurals include: Arupas, rupas, rūpas, Arūpas, Arūpās, Ārūpas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)
Chapter 12 - Buddhist Method of Mental Culture < [Book II]
Chapter 10 - The Superconscious Mind < [Book II]
Chapter 1 - Preliminaries < [Part 1 - Abhidhamma]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
The Story of Kāḷadevila the Hermit < [Chapter 1 - The Jewel of the Buddha]
Expounding of Parosahassa Jātaka < [Chapter 25 - The Buddha’s Seventh Vassa]
Part 24 - The Eight Stages of Release, Vimokkha < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Chapter 17 - Cittas Of The Sense-sphere < [Part 2 - Citta]
Appendix 1 - To Citta < [Appendix]
Chapter 20 - Associated Dhammas < [Part 2 - Citta]
Conditions (by Nina van Gorkom)
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Nina Van Gorkom)