Upapattideva, Upapatti-deva: 2 definitions

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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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Upapattideva in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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.

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context information

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

[«previous next»] — Upapattideva in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

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.

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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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