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Template:Qual 2.8 Prāpti (T. thob pa; C. de) is defined in the Sanskrit Abhidharma tradition as a subtance that enables "the possession of that which is obtained within one's mindstream."Template:SPIBC1 sv

The Khenjuk states:

If a quality or attribute in one's being, whether virtuous, unvirtuous or neutral, is obtained anew without being there formerly, this possession being [now] continuously present is called acquisition [prāpti].Template:Gateway1 sv

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics states:

Obtainment [prāpti] is explained as a substance enabling the possession of that which is obtained within one’s mindstream. This too is considered to be something separate from the thing obtained, just as, for example, the rope securing a load exists separately from the load.Template:SPIBC1 sv

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Translations of this term into English

  • obtainment (T. thob pa) (Ian James Coghlan)
  • acquisition (T. thop pa) (Erik Pema Kunsang, Rigpa wiki)
  • possession, aquisition (T. 'thob pa) (Buswell, Princeton Encyclopedia of Buddhism)
  • obtaining (ADS translation)



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