Arupyasamapatti, aka: Ārūpyasamāpatti, Arupya-samapatti; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Arupyasamapatti 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Arupyasamapatti in Mahayana glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Ārūpyasamāpatti (आरूप्यसमापत्ति) referst to the “four formless absorptions”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32.

The four formless absorptions (ārūpya-samāpatti) are:

  1. the sphere of infinity of space (ākāśānantya-āyatana),
  2. the sphere of infinity of consciousness (vijñānānantya-āyatana),
  3. the sphere of nothing at all (ākiṃcanya-āyatana),
  4. the sphere of neither-discrimination-nor-non-discrimination (naivasaṃjñānāsaṃjña-āyatana).

These four formless absorptions are each of three kinds: stained (samala), acquired by birth (upapatti) or acquired by effort (prāyogika). Of the four formless (ārūpya) absorptions, one, namely, the naivasaṃjñānā-saṃjñā-āyatana, is always impure (sāsrava). For the other three, one can single out: the ākāśānantya-āyatana is sometimes impure (sāsrava) and sometimes pure (anāsrava). If it is impure, this ākāśāyatana contains four impure aggregates (sāsrava-skandha); if it is pure, it contains four pure aggregates. It is the same for the vijñānānantya-āyatana and the ākiṃcanya-āyatana.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of arupyasamapatti in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

General definition (in Buddhism)

Arupyasamapatti in Buddhism glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

ārūpyasamāpatti; one of the infinite mental states

Source: China Buddhism Encyclopedia: Buddhism

Relevant definitions

Search found 78 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Samapatti
Samāpatti (समापत्ति).—f.1) Meeting, encountering.2) Accident, chance,, accidental encounter; सम...
Nirodha-samapatti
Nirodhasamāpatti (निरोधसमापत्ति).—(= Pali id., see Childers s.v. nirodho; helpful but not entir...
Arupyadhatu
Ārūpyadhātu (आरूप्यधातु) refers to the “gods of the formless realm” according to the “world of ...
Samapatti Vagga
Samāpatti, (f.) (fr. saṃ+ā+pad) attainment A. III, 5; S. II, 150 sq.; IV, 293 (saññā-vedayita...
Arupya
Ārūpya (आरूप्य).—adj. and subst. nt. (= Pali āruppa, both), formless (state), formlessness; the...
Anupurvasamapatti
Anupūrvasamāpatti (अनुपूर्वसमापत्ति) refers to the “ten spheres of totality”, according to the ...
Arupyabhava
Ārūpyabhava (आरूप्यभव) refers to “existence in the formless world” and represents one of the th...
Samadhi Samapatti Kusalata
-thiti-kusalatā, -utthānakusalatā: skilfulness in entering into concentration, in remaining in ...
Phala
Phala (फल) refers to “offering fruit”, representing one of the various services (upacāra) of a ...
Nirodha
Nirodha (निरोध).—m. (-dhaḥ) 1. Loss, destruction. 2. Opposition, hindrance, check, restraint, p...
Bhava
Bhava (भव).—m. (-vaḥ) 1. Being, existing, the self-support of something already produced. 2. Bi...
Rupa
Rūpa (रूप).—mfn. (-paḥ-pā-paṃ) Like, resembling, (in composition, as pitṛrūpaḥ puttraḥ a son li...
Dhatu
Dhātu (धातु).—m. (-tuḥ) 1. A principle or humour of the body, as phlegm, wind, and bile. 2. Any...
Samadhi
Samādhi (समाधि).—concentration, trance, in Sanskrit and Pali recorded only as m.; acc. to Ratna...
Karuna
Karuṇa (करुण).—mf. (-ṇaḥ-ṇā) Tenderness, pity, compassion, the feeling or sentiment. adv. (-ṇaṃ...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: