Rupavacara, Rūpāvacara, Rupa-avacara: 9 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Rupavacara in Theravada glossary
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;

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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rupavacara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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 to German]

Rupavacara in German

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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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