Vipuyaka, Vipūyaka: 4 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Vipūyaka (विपूयक) or Vipūyakasaṃjñā refers to a “rotting corpse” and represents the fourth of the “nine horrible notions” (aśubhasaṃjñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 35. These nine notions of the horrible eliminate the seven types of lust (saptavidha-rāga) in people. By means of the meditation on the nine notions [viz., Vipūyaka], the minds of lust (rāga) are eliminated, but hatred (dveṣa) and delusion (moha) are also decreased. These nine notions eventually lead to the enjoyment of the eternal bliss of Nirvāṇa.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vipūyaka (विपूयक).—Suppuration; an offensive smell.
Derivable forms: vipūyakam (विपूयकम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vipūyaka (विपूयक).—nt. (= Pali vipubbaka), a corpse destroyed by putrefaction; -saṃjñā, contemplation of the notion of such a corpse, one of the aśubha-bhāvanā (q.v.) or -saṃjñā: Mahāvyutpatti 1157 (so Mironov without v.l., and var. of Kyoto ed., which first reads vidhūtika; this might intend vipūtika, q.v., the Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā version of vipūyaka); Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 27a.2; Śikṣāsamuccaya 211.1 (cited from Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā): Gaṇḍavyūha 157.15.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III. The nine Aśubhasaṃjñās in the sanskrit Abhidharma < [Preliminary note on the nine horrible notions (navāśubhasaṃjñā)]
I. Aśubhā in the canonical texts < [Preliminary note on the nine horrible notions (navāśubhasaṃjñā)]
II. How to meditate on the nine notions (navasaṃjñā) < [Part 1 - The nine notions according to the Abhidharma]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)