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A term, equivalent to the Sanskrit rupa, used in a special sense in theosophy and Eastern philosophy. In general, it refers to a level of manifestation that is grosser as compared to the formless or arupa state. Mind and its thoughts, for example, are divided into that which has a form (rupa-manas) and that which is formless or abstract (arupa-manas). Devas or angels are similarly divided into rupa-devas and arupa-devas, that is, those with and without forms.

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