Arupidharma, Arūpidharma, Arupi-dharma: 1 definition
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Arūpidharma (धर्म) refers to “non-material dharmas” and represents a classification of dharmas according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXV).—Accordingly, “non-material dharmas (arūpi-dharma) are not cognized by the five faculties. Therefore it is by means of considering the moment of birth-duration-destruction of the mind that we know that the mind (citta) is composed of parts (sabhāga)”.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 3 - Patience in regard to the Buddhadharma < [Chapter XXV - Patience Toward the Dharma]
Part 5-6 - Description of sarvākāra (all aspects) and sarvadharma (all dharmas) < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]