Cinmaya: 11 definitions


Cinmaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Chinmaya.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cinmaya (चिन्मय) refers to “consciousness”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] I will now expound the sixfold introduction to the differentiated (sakala aspect). The Śāmbhava (state), supreme and tranquil, is above the six (Wheels). It is liberation, unique, tranquil, devoid of the Five Voids and beneficial. It is consciousness [i.e., cinmaya], supreme and pure. It is the inexplicable Śāmbhava (state) that is pure consciousness (cinmātra). It is supreme. It is the supreme Nirvāṇa, the body made of consciousness along with Śiva. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Cinmaya (चिन्मय) refers to “consisting of consciousness”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This self is, by nature, different from the body, etc., consisting of consciousness and bliss (cinmayacidānandamayaḥ), pure and united with mundane bondage. In reality, there is no unity of the forms of matter and consciousness with regard to mundane bondage and the connection of these two is without a beginning like gold and a flaw in gold”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cinmaya (चिन्मय).—& cinmātra a S (Pure intelligence or consciousness. ) Epithets of the Deity. 2 Full of intelligence or knowledge. Ex. citta ci0 karī asī vidyā || sēvitāṃ vitaḷatē sva avidyā ||.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

cinmaya (चिन्मय).—a Full of knowledge; epithets of the Deity.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cinmaya (चिन्मय).—a. Consisting of pure intelligence, spiritual (as the Supreme spirit).

-yam 1 Pure intelligence.

2) The Supreme Spirit.

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

Cinmaya (चिन्मय).—[adjective] consisting of intelligence, spiritual.

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

Cinmaya (चिन्मय):—[=cin-maya] [from cin > cit] mfn. consisting of pure thought, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha ix, 71 f.; Sāhitya-darpaṇa iii, 2.]

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Cinmaya (चिन्मय) [Also spelled chinmay]:—(a) conscious, pervaded or permeated by consciousness; (nm) All Consciousness, Pure Consciousness; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Cinmaya (ಚಿನ್ಮಯ):—[adjective] of the nature of pure consciousness or spiritual intelligence.

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Cinmaya (ಚಿನ್ಮಯ):—[noun] the Supreme, who is characterised by pure Consciousness.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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