Rupavacara, Rūpāvacara, Rupa-avacara: 7 definitions
Rupavacara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Rupavachara.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Also see Rupavacara Cittas
rupavacara is rupa brahma bhumi. (also see avacara)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
s. avacara.Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
Plane of rupa-jhana;
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
rūpāvacara : ((rūpa + avacara), adj.) belonging to the world of form.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Rūpāvacara refers to: world of form, sphere of matter (cp. Expos. 67, 216n, 264) PvA. 163.
Note: rūpāvacara is a Pali compound consisting of the words rūpa and avacara.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Rūpāvacara (रूपावचर).—m. (= Pali id.; compare avacara), dwelling in the rūpa-dhātu or realm of form, epithet of a group of (18) classes of gods (for list see s.v. deva): Lalitavistara 30.5; 99.8; 219.11; 250.7; 369.13; 413.5; Mahāvastu i.159.6; Mahāvyutpatti 6896; Dharmasaṃgraha 128; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 10.4; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 69.8; 103.27; 419.7; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 30.13.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rūpāvacara (रूपावचर):—[from rūpa > rūp] m. [plural] (with Buddhists) Name of one of the 18 classes of gods of the world of form, [Dharmasaṃgraha 128] (cf. kāmāv).
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Ends with: Arupavacara.
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Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Appendix 3 - Appendix To Chapter 8 < [Appendix And Glossary]
Appendix 5 - Appendix To Chapter 11 < [Appendix And Glossary]
Appendix 8 - Appendix To Chapter 31 < [Appendix And Glossary]
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Appendix 2 - To Cetasika < [Appendix]
Chapter 17 - Cittas Of The Sense-sphere < [Part 2 - Citta]
Chapter 18 - Planes Of Existence < [Part 2 - Citta]
Conditions (by Nina van Gorkom)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Form Sphere Consciousness < [Chapter I - Different Types of Consciousness]
Summary of Doors < [Chapter III - Miscellaneous Section]
Sense-Sphere Beautiful Consciousness < [Chapter II - Mental States]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Nina Van Gorkom)
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)