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(Anupapādaka). This Sanskrit term means “parentless” and it appears quite frequently in the works of Helena P. BLAVATSKY (often misspelt for it should more properly be anupapādaka). It is derived from the Sanskrit an- not, upa- according to and the causative form of the verb-root pad- to proceed. The word means therefore, “one who does not proceed according to regular succession.” Theosophically it is used to denote “self-born” or “parentless.”

As an example of its use DHYĀNI-CHOHAN (Lords of Meditation) are said to be Anupādaka.

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