Vipakaphala, aka: Vipākaphala, Vipaka-phala; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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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
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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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