Daurmanasya: 7 definitions



Daurmanasya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Daurmanasya (दौर्मनस्य) refers to “sensation of dissatisfaction” and represents one of the twenty-two faculties (indriya), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. The word indriya, derived from the root id or ind, is synonymous with great power, with control. The twenty-two Dharmas in question [viz., daurmanasya] have the characteristic of being dominant in regard to the living being (sattva) in that which concerns: his primary constitution, his distinctiveness, his duration, his moral defilement and his purification.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

daurmanasya (दौर्मनस्य).—n S Wickedness, evilmindedness, depravity.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daurmanasya (दौर्मनस्य).—

1) Evil disposition.

2) Mental pain, affliction, dejection, sorrow.

3) Despair; तेषां कृते मे विश्वासो दौर्मनस्यं च जायते (teṣāṃ kṛte me viśvāso daurmanasyaṃ ca jāyate) Devi Bhāg.

Derivable forms: daurmanasyam (दौर्मनस्यम्).

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

Daurmanasya (दौर्मनस्य).—n.

(-syaṃ) 1. Evil disposition or thought. 2. Despair. 3. Affliction, distress. E. durmanas and ṣyañ aff.

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

Daurmanasya (दौर्मनस्य).—i. e. dus -manas + ya, n. Dejection, [Pañcatantra] 9, 23.

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

Daurmanasya (दौर्मनस्य).—[neuter] melancholy, sadness.

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

Daurmanasya (दौर्मनस्य):—[=daur-manasya] [from daur > dauḥ] n. dejectedness, melancholy, despair, [Varāha-mihira; Pañcatantra etc.]

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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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