Cetovimukti, Cetas-vimukti: 2 definitions
Cetovimukti 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chetovimukti.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Cetovimukti (चेतोविमुक्ति) refers to “deliverance of mind”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]— [...] (12). The Buddha has no loss of the wisdom and the vision of deliverance.—[...] The fruit of retribution (vipākaphala) of these four things is twofold: i) vimukti, ‘deliverance’; ii) vimukti-jñānadarśana, ‘knowledge and vision of deliverance’. The meaning of vimukti has been defined above. As for vimukti-jñānadarśana, it is by using it that one understands the two kinds of deliverance, i.e., conditioned deliverance and unconditioned deliverance, and one also understands the other kinds of deliverance; occasional deliverance, non-occasional deliverance, deliverance of mind (cetovimukti)], deliverance by wisdom, twofold deliverance, destructible deliverance, indestructible deliverance, the eight liberations, the inconceivable liberations, the unobstructed liberations, etc. [...]”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Cetovimukti (चेतोविमुक्ति).—emancipation of mind = Pali cetovi-mutti, according to [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] always with paññāvimutti: Lalitavistara 418.18 °tiḥ prajñāvimuktiś ca; both also Mahāvastu ii.139.6; iii.333.16; but in iii.333.13 prajñāvi° is lacking. In all four described by the adj. akopya, q.v.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Preliminary note on the four immeasurables (apramāṇa) < [Class 3: The four immeasurables]
Part 5 - Pañcamātra Bhikṣusahasra (section of five thousand arhats) < [Chapter VI - The Great Bhikṣu Saṃgha]
Preliminary note on the three meditative stabilizations (samādhi) < [Class 1: The three meditative stabilizations]