Upapattideva, Upapatti-deva: 2 definitions
Upapattideva means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Upapattideva (उपपत्तिदेव) refers to the “gods by birth” and represents one of the three types of gods (deva) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). The upapattideva are gods like Che (Indra), Fan (Brahmā), etc.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Upapattideva refers to: a god by birth (or rebirth) VvA. 18; also given as uppatti-deva, e.g. at KhA 123. See detail under deva. (Page 144)
Note: upapattideva is a Pali compound consisting of the words upapatti and deva.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Deva, Upapatti.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
VI.2. Recollection of gods of native purity < [VI. Recollection of the Deities (devatānusmṛti)]
Act 1.2: The Buddha smiles a first time with his whole body < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Bodhisattva quality 5: the five superknowledges (pañcābhijña) < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 11 - Dependent Origination: Paṭiccasamuppāda < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]