Upapattisthana, Upapattisthāna, Upapatti-sthana: 1 definition
Upapattisthana 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)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Upapattisthāna (उपपत्तिस्थान) refers to the “examination of mother” and represents one of the “four examinations” (vilokana) that the Buddha made before entering birth from the Tuṣita heaven, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VII).—“What is the examination of the mother (upapatti-sthāna)? The Bodhisattva asks himself who is the mother who will be able to bear a Bodhisattva as strong as Nārāyaṇa”.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
V. Why are there only ten powers? < [Part 1 - General questions]
5. The four ‘vilokanas’ and the entry into the womb < [Part 4 - The Bodhisattva in the Abhidharma system]
Act 10.10: Śākyamuni gazes upon the immense assembly gathered before him < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]