Upapaduka, aka: Upapāduka; 2 Definition(s)
Upapaduka 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Upapāduka (उपपादुक, “spontaneously-born”) refers to one of the “four wombs” (yoni) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 90). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., upapāduka). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
Upapāduka (उपपादुक).—a. Self-produced.
-kaḥ A superhuman being, God; दिव्योपपादुका देवाः (divyopapādukā devāḥ) Ak.
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Upapāduka (उपपादुक).—a. Having shoes, shod (as a horse).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 5.6: Those reborn turn to the Buddha to pay homage to him < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
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Bhūmi 9: the ground of good wisdom (sādhumatī) < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)