Arupa, aka: Arūpa, Arūpā; 5 Definition(s)
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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.
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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.
—âvacara the realm or world of Formlessness, Dhs. 1281—1285; Ps. I, 83 sq. , 101. —kāyika belonging to the group of formless beings Miln. 317 (devā). —ṭhāyin standing in or being founded on the Formless It. 62. —taṇhā “thirst＂ for the Formless D. III, 216. —dhātu the element or sphere of the Incoporeal (as one of the 3 dhātus rūpa°, arūpa°, nirodha°; see dhātu) D. III, 215, 275; It. 45. —bhava formless existence D. III, 216. —loka the world of the Formless, Sdhp. 494. —saññin not having the idea of form D. II, 110; III, 260; Exp. I. 252. (Page 78)
arūpa : (adj.) formless; incorporeal; non-substantial.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Absence of matter.Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
General definition (in Jainism)
In Jainism, 'arupi' stands for 'non-material'. Probably the same as arupa.Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
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