Vipakaphala, Vipākaphala, Vipaka-phala: 1 definition
Vipakaphala 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
Vipākaphala (विपाकफल) refers to the “fruit of retribution” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXII).—Accordingly, “Three things (vastu) necessarily and inevitably bring fruit of retribution (vipākaphala): by means of generosity, great wealth (mahādhanya) is obtained; by morality (śīla), rebirth in fortunate places is obtained; by meditation (bhāvanā), deliverance (vimokṣa) is obtained”.
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)
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The Scientific Outlook Of Buddhism (by Wang Chi Biu)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)