Rupabhava, Rūpabhava, Rupa-bhava: 3 definitions
Rupabhava 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
Rūpabhava (रूपभव) refers to “existence in the world of form” 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
rūpabhava : (m.) the Brahma world.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Rūpabhava refers to: material existence: see above D 2.
Note: rūpabhava is a Pali compound consisting of the words rūpa and bhava.
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.
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Ends with: Arupabhava.
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A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
(3) Third Pāramī: The Perfection of Renunciation (nekkhamma-pāramī) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
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Part 1 - The buddha’s visit to Rājagaha < [Chapter 15 - The buddha’s visit to Rājagaha]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 5 - Pañcamātra Bhikṣusahasra (section of five thousand arhats) < [Chapter VI - The Great Bhikṣu Saṃgha]