Arupyasamapatti, Ārūpyasamāpatti, Arupya-samapatti: 2 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Ārūpyasamāpatti (आरूप्यसमापत्ति) referst to the “four formless absorptions”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32.
The four formless absorptions (ārūpya-samāpatti) are:
- the sphere of infinity of space (ākāśānantya-āyatana),
- the sphere of infinity of consciousness (vijñānānantya-āyatana),
- the sphere of nothing at all (ākiṃcanya-āyatana),
- 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.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: China Buddhism Encyclopedia: Buddhism
ārūpyasamāpatti; one of the infinite mental states
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