Avyākṛta

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Avyākṛta (P. avyākata; T. lung du ma bstan pa/lung ma bstan; C. wuji) is translated as "indeterminate," "unascertainable," "unspecfied," etc.

Rangjung Yeshe wiki includes the following translations:

1) undetermined, undecided, indefinite, neutral, unspecified; (ethically/ morally/ karmically) neutral. 2) undecidedness, state of indifference, indistinct vagueness, neutral state, indifferent state, oblivious, ordinary state, vague oblivion, dull blank state of mind, amorphous states of mind. 3) ineffectual[1]

The term is used in the following contexts:

  • Avyākṛtavastu - the unanswered questions[2]
  • Avyākṛtadharma - indeterminant dharmas[3]
  • "All actions naturally engaged in by a mind which is neither [concurrent with] the three poisons nor their three opposites, are called 'indeterminate'."[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rangjung a-circle30px.jpg lung_ma_bstan
  2. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. avyākṛta
  3. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. avyākṛtadharma