Amutra: 12 definitions


Amutra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Amutra (अमुत्र) refers to the “future”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 2).—Accordingly, “[Question.—Why do Buddhist sūtras begin with the word evam, ‘thus’?]—[...] Furthermore, the word Evam occurs at the beginning of Buddhist texts. Present happiness (ihalokasukha), future happiness (amutra-sukha), the happiness of Nirvāṇa (nirvāṇasukha), all happiness has its roots (mūla) in very powerful faith”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

amutra : (adj.) in such and such a place.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Amutra, (adv.) (pron. base amu + tra) in that place, there; in another state of existence D.I, 4, 14, 184; It.99. (Page 74)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amutra (अमुत्र).—ind. (opp. iha) [अदस्-त्रल् (adas-tral)]

1) There, in that place, therein; अमुत्रासन् यवनाः (amutrāsan yavanāḥ) Daśakumāracarita 127.

2) There (in what precedes or has been said), in that case.

3) There above, in the next world, in the life to come; यावज्जीवं च तत्कुर्याद्येनामुत्र सुखं वसेत् (yāvajjīvaṃ ca tatkuryādyenāmutra sukhaṃ vaset); यत्तु वाणिजके दत्तं नेह नामुत्र तद्भवेत् (yattu vāṇijake dattaṃ neha nāmutra tadbhavet) Manusmṛti 3.181; पार्थ नैवेह नामुत्र विनाशस्तस्य विद्यते (pārtha naiveha nāmutra vināśastasya vidyate) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 6.4.

4) There; अनेनैवार्भकाः सर्वे नगरेऽमुत्र भक्षिताः (anenaivārbhakāḥ sarve nagare'mutra bhakṣitāḥ) Ks.

5) Thither, that way.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amutra (अमुत्र).—ind. In the next life. E. amu from adas this or that, and tral aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amutra (अमुत्र).—[amu + tra] (cf. adas), adv. 1. There, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 198, 14. 2. In the other world, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 203, 6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amutra (अमुत्र).—[adverb] there, in the other world; here. Also = [locative] of adas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Amutra (अमुत्र):—[from amu] ind. there, [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] there above id est. in the other world, in the life to come, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] there id est. in what precedes or has been said, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] here, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amutra (अमुत्र):—[a-mutra] adv. In the next life.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Amutra (अमुत्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Amugattha.

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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.

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