Upapatti; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Upapatti (उपपत्ति, “congruity”) refers to one of the various tools used by authors displaying their skill in the art of writing.—In order for a text to have any validity it must be in harmony and agreement with all the relevant factors within the bounds of logic and pragmatism.

Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis
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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Upapatti (उपपत्ति, “birth”) refers to one of the three kinds of Ārūpyasamāpatti (“formless absorptions”), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32. Accordingly, “acquired by birth (upapatti-prātilambhika).—Those who have practiced the four immaterial absorptions (ārūpyasamāpatti) are reborn by virtue of ripening of these actions (karmavipāka) in the formless realm (ārūpyadhātu) and obtain four clear (vispaṣṭa) and morally undefined (avyākṛta) skandhas”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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

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upapatti : (f.) birth; rebirth; approach.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Upapatti, (fr. upa + pad, cp. uppatti) — 1. birth, rebirth, (lit. attainment) M. I, 82; S. III, 53; IV, 398; A. V, 289 sq.; Sn. 139, 643, 836; Dh. 419 (sattānaṃ); in var. specifications as: deva° rebirth among gods PvA. 6, 81; devaloka° A. I, 115; kāma° existence in the sensuous universe D. III, 218; It. 94; arūpa° in the formless spheres Vbh. 172, 267, 296; rūpa°, in the world of form Vbh. 171 sq. , 263 sq.; 299; niraya° in Purgatory PvA. 53. ‹-› 2. occasion, opportunity (lit. “coming to”); object for, in dāna° objects suitable for gifts A. IV, 239 (where 8 enumd. , see dāna).

—deva a god by birth (or rebirth) VvA. 18; also given as uppatti-deva, e.g. at KhA 123. See detail under deva. (Page 144)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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upapatti (उपपत्ति).—f (S) Establishing, evincing, adducing arguments and illustrations in proof. 2 Rationale, theory, detailed account, explication of reasons or principles. 3 Demonstrated conclusion. 4 In arith. or geom. Proving or proof. 5 Means, resources, expedients, instruments.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upapatti (उपपत्ति).—f Theory, rationale. Establishing, proof.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Upapatti (उपपत्ति).—f.

1) Happening, occurring, becoming visible, appearance, production, birth; अथोपपत्तिं छलनापरोऽ- पराम् (athopapattiṃ chalanāparo'- parām) Śi.1.69 (janma); इष्टानिष्टोपपत्तिषु (iṣṭāniṣṭopapattiṣu) Bg.13.9.

2) Cause, reason, ground; प्रियेषु यैः पार्थ विनोपपत्तेः (priyeṣu yaiḥ pārtha vinopapatteḥ) Ki.3.52.

3) Reasoning, argument; उपपत्तिमदूर्जितं वचः (upapattimadūrjitaṃ vacaḥ) Ki.2.1; देवि सोपपत्तिकमभिहितम् (devi sopapattikamabhihitam) | Nāg.5 argumentative; giving a reason for the establishment of a matter; S. D.482.

4) Fitness, propriety.

5) Termination, end.

6) Association, connection.

7) Acceptance, adoption; Mv.5.

8) Ascertainment, demonstration, demonstrated conclusion; उपपत्तिरुदाहृता बलात् (upapattirudāhṛtā balāt) Ki.2.28.

9) (In Arith. or Geom.) Proof, demonstration.

1) A means, an expedient.

11) Assistance, support, help; ततः प्रजह्रे सममेव तत्र तैरपेक्षितान्योन्यबलोपपत्तिभिः (tataḥ prajahre samameva tatra tairapekṣitānyonyabalopapattibhiḥ) Ki.14.44.

12) Doing, effecting, gaining; accomplishment; स्वार्थोपपत्तिं दुर्बलाशः (svārthopapattiṃ durbalāśaḥ) R.5.12; तात्पर्यानुपपत्तितः (tātparyānupapattitaḥ) Bhāṣā P.; H.3.111; see अनुपपत्ति (anupapatti).

13) Attainment, getting; असंशयं प्राक् तनयोपपत्तेः (asaṃśayaṃ prāk tanayopapatteḥ) R.14.78; Ki.3.1.

14) Religious abstraction (samādhi).

15) Accident, chance; उपपत्त्योपलब्धेषु लोकेषु च समो भव (upapattyopalabdheṣu lokeṣu ca samo bhava) Mb.12.288.11.

16) Suitability, expediency; उपपत्ति- मदूर्जिताश्रयं नृपमूचे वचनं वृकोदरः (upapatti- madūrjitāśrayaṃ nṛpamūce vacanaṃ vṛkodaraḥ) Ki.2.1; Bhag.4.28.68.

Derivable forms: upapattiḥ (उपपत्तिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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