Rupabhava, Rūpabhava, Rupa-bhava: 3 definitions

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Introduction:

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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Rupabhava in Mahayana glossary
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”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rupabhava in Pali glossary
Source: 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.

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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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