Arupyabhava, Ārūpyabhava, Arupya-bhava: 1 definition
Arupyabhava 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Ārūpyabhava (आरूप्यभव) refers to “existence in the formless world” and represents one of the three types of existence (bhava) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). Accordingly, “By virtue of actions belonging to the domain of the realm of desire, one will be reborn later in this realm to undergo the retribution of these actions (karmavipāka): this is what is called kāmabhava, existence in the world of desire. Mutatis mutandis, it is the same for the rūpabhava and ārūpyabhava. That is what is understood by existence”.
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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