Upapatti: 23 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Upaptti.

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In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

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.

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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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Shaiva philosophy

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Upapatti (उपपत्ति) refers to “that which is logically possible” (as opposed to Anupapatti—‘not logically possible’), according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 1.5.6.—Accordingly, “Let [us admit] this: since ordinary human practice (vyavahāra) is determined on [the basis of] these manifestations alone, what is the point of some external [object] that would be distinct [from consciousness and] that is not [even] logically possible (anupapatti)?”.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Upapatti (उपपत्ति) refers to “birth”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then again, the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja uttered these verses to that Bodhisattva, the great being Guṇarājaprabhāsa: ‘(27) [...] The one who is established in the emptiness, the absence of distinguishing marks, and the absence of wishful thinking, reveals death and birth (cyuti-upapatti) in accordance with his intention, but who is beyond birth, abiding, and death, I ask [the Lord] about the behaviour of men for the sake of them. [...]’”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Upapatti (उपपत्ति) refers to the “(old) freshness (of a burnt tree)” [?], according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “[...] And even among the five-sensed beings, many belong to the animal world such as the cow, the deer, the bird, the serpent, etc. Hence human birth is as difficult of attainment as a heap of jewels at the crossing of the roads. And if one loses the condition of a human being by negligence, it is as difficult to attain it once again, as it is difficult for a burnt tree to regain its old freshness (upapattidagdhatarupudgalatadbhāvopapattivad). Even if human birth is attained, a good country, a good family, keen senses, health, etc. are more and more difficult of attainment. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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).

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upapatti (उपपत्ति).—f.

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

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

3) Reasoning, argument; उपपत्तिमदूर्जितं वचः (upapattimadūrjitaṃ vacaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 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) Kirātārjunīya 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) Kirātārjunīya 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; Kirātārjunīya 3.1.

14) Religious abstraction (samādhi).

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

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

Derivable forms: upapattiḥ (उपपत्तिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Upapatti (उपपत्ति).—f. (= Pali id.; compare next three, and upapāda; specialization of Sanskrit id., compare [Boehtlingk] s.v., 7.324), (re-) birth, state of existence (past or future or present): Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 228.10 (verse) °tiṃ śubhāṃ tyaktvā, giving up a glorious state of existence (in a heavenly world, to be reborn on earth); Mahāvastu i.282.18 upapattiyā (loc. sg.)…vaśitāṃ gato (see °tti-vaśitā); Divyāvadāna 187.16 kā upapattiḥ (future state) ko 'bhisaṃparāya (q.v.) iti; 194.20 (tiryagyony-)upapatti- bhayabhīto; Daśabhūmikasūtra 75.14 °tti-nānātva-tāṃ; Kāśyapa Parivarta 102.7 na cyutir nopapattiḥ; Bodhisattvabhūmi 359.1 bodhisattvānāṃ pancavidhā upapattiḥ; Gaṇḍavyūha 522.13 upapatty-ānantarya-citte praty- upasthite, said of a man at the point of death, when the mental state which immediately precedes rebirth has arrived (he becomes aware, by sight, hearing, etc., of the state in which he is about to be reborn by the power of karma); upapatti-pratilambhika, or °prātilambhika, qq.v.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upapatti (उपपत्ति).—f.

(-ttiḥ) 1. Birth, production. 2. Association, connexion. 3. Fitness, propriety. 4. Cessation, end. 5. Possessing, having. 6. Ascertained or demonstrated conclusion. 7. Cause, reason. 8. Effecting, doing. 9. Religious abstraction. 10. (In arithmetic or geometry,) Proof, demonstration. E. upa before pad to go, ktin aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upapatti (उपपत्ति).—i. e. upa-pad + ti, f. 1. Taking place, happening, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 13, 9; appearance, Mahābhārata 14, 496; success, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 216, 4, cf. 17. 2. Suitableness, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 374; 378.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upapatti (उपपत्ति).—[feminine] happening, appearing, following, resulting; rightness, exactness, fitness, propriety.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Upapatti (उपपत्ति):—[=upa-patti] [from upa-pad] f. happening, occurring, becoming visible, appearing, taking place, production, effecting, accomplishing, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Bhagavad-gītā; Raghuvaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] proving right, resulting

3) [v.s. ...] cause, reason

4) [v.s. ...] origin, birth, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

5) [v.s. ...] ascertained or demonstrated conclusion, proof, evidence, argument, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha; Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Vedāntasāra; Naiṣadha-carita; Rājataraṅgiṇī] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] fitness, propriety, possibility, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc. ([instrumental case] upa-pattyā, suitably, in a fit manner)

7) [v.s. ...] association, connection, possession

8) [v.s. ...] religious abstraction, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] use, employment, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra, ]Sch.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Upapatti (उपपत्ति):—[upa-patti] (ttiḥ) 2. f. Birth; fitness; cause; end; proof; event.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Upapatti (उपपत्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Uvavatti.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Upapatti (उपपत्ति) [Also spelled upaptti]:—(nf) proof, evidence.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Upapatti (ಉಪಪತ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] a logical reason put forth or means used, for the establishment of a matter, in an argument.

2) [noun] something that tends to or helps prove the fact.

3) [noun] means of living or of supporting life; livelihood.

4) [noun] resources or available wealth.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Upapatti (உபபத்தி) noun < upa-patti.

1. Reason, justification; நியாயம். அப்படிச் சொல் வதற்கு உபபத்தி என்ன [niyayam. appadis sol vatharku upapathi enna]? Brāh.

2. Property, wealth; ஆஸ்தி. அவன் உபபத்தியுள்ளவன். [asthi. avan upapathiyullavan.] Brāh.

3. Argument advanced for the establishment of a proposition, proof; சொல்லும் விஷயத்தை ஸ்தாபிக்கும்பொருட்டுக் காட்டும் யுக்தி. சச்சிதானந்த முபபத்தியகமுஞ் சீவனுமாய் [sollum vishayathai sthapikkumboruttug kattum yugthi. sachithanantha mupapathiyagamugn sivanumay] (பிரபோதசந்திரோதயம் [pirapothasandirothayam] 22, 17).

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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Upapatti (उपपत्ति):—n. proof; demonstration; cause; inference;

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