Amoha: 11 definitions
Amoha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Amoha (अमोह) or Amohāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Vīrāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Amoha Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Vīra-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
'non-delusion', wisdom, is one of the 3 karmically wholesome roots (mūla).
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Amoha (अमोह) refers to “non-bewilderment”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja said to the Brahmā Prabhāvyūha: “[...] (3) Bewilderment is a word for non-bewilderment (amoha). Why? Because bewilderment is the essence of non-bewilderment. Thus everything is the essence of bewilderment. (4) Aggregation of perishable things is a word for no aggregation of perishable things. Why? Because aggregation of perishable things is the essence of no aggregation of perishable things. Thus everything is the essence of aggregation of perishable things. [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Amoha (अमोह) refers to “lack of delusion” and represents one of the “three roots of wholesomeness” (adveṣa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 138). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., amoha). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Amoha (अमोह) is the Prakrit name of a Yakṣa chief, obiedient to Vaiśramaṇa (god of wealth, also known as Kubera), according to the Bhagavatī-sūtra, also known as The Vyākhyāprajñapti (“Exposition of Explanations”). The Bhagavatī-sūtra is the largest of twelve Jain āgamas and was composed by Sudharmāsvāmī in the 6th century.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
amoha : (m.) wisdom.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Amoha, (adj.) (a + moha, cp. Sk. amogha) not dull. As n. absence of stupidity or delusion D.III, 214; Pug.25. ‹-› The form amogha occurs at J.VI, 26 in the meaning of “efficacious, auspicious” (said of ratyā nights). (Page 74)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Amoha (अमोह):—[=a-moha] m. (with Buddhists) freedom from ignorance (one of the three roots of virtue), [Dharmasaṃgraha 138].Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Amoha (अमोह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Amoha.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Amoha (अमोह) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Amogha.
2) Amoha (अमोह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Amoha.
3) Amoha (अमोह) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Amogha.
4) Amohā (अमोहा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Amoghā.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Part 3 - The four type of individuals (puggala) < [Chapter 9 - Patisandhi (the nature of rebirth)]
Factor 7 - Amoha or paññá (wisdom) < [Chapter 3 - On kusala cetasikas (wholesome mental factors)]
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Chapter 21 - Roots < [Part 2 - Citta]
Appendix 1 - To Citta < [Appendix]
Chapter 22 - Sobhana And Asobhana < [Part 2 - Citta]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
52 Kinds of Mental States < [Chapter II - Mental States]
Beautiful Consciousness of the Sensuous Sphere < [Chapter I - Different Types of Consciousness]
Appanā Thought-Process < [Chapter IV - Analysis of Thought-Processes]
Introduction to Dhammasangani (by U Ko Lay)
Division III - Nikkhepa Kanda < [Part II - The Dhammasangani]
Section One < [Division I - Cittuppada Kanda]
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Chapter 1 - Vinnana And Nama-rupa < [Part 3]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)