Upapattisthana, aka: Upapattisthāna, Upapatti-sthana; 1 Definition(s)

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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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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 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”.

(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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