Vipakaphala, aka: Vipākaphala, Vipaka-phala; 1 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
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”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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