Manaskara, Manaskāra: 4 definitions
Manaskara 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
Manaskāra (मनस्कार) refers to “mental concentration”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 4.84.—Nārāyaṇa remarks [...]. The word means here “resolution”, “will”. Cf. Yaśastilaka; Jātakamālā; Yādavābhyudaya 10.9.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Manaskāra (मनस्कार) refers to “application of mind” and represents one of the fourty “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “associated with mind” (citta-samprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., manaskāra). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Manaskāra (मनस्कार).—m. (= manasi-, manasī-kāra), con- centration of mind, mental application or activity: SP 320.3 (prose); cittāśaya-°kārair Dbh 30.28 ff.; cintā-°kārā abhūvan LV 26.2 (prose), Bhvr., came to have concentration on the thought (which follows), and so, cintā-°kāra-prayuk- tānām 26.4; asan-°kāra Jm 192.12, evil mental activity; others, see s.vv. yoniśaḥ, ayoniśaḥ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) The attention of the mind to its own sensations, consciousness of pleasure or pain. E. manas of the mind and kāra operation; the compound also occurs with the seventh case manasikāra .
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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)
II. Puṇyakriyāvastu consisting of morality < [Part 5 - Establishing beings in the puṇyakriyāvastus]
V. Meritorious actions consisting of material gifts and of teaching < [Part 5 - Establishing beings in the puṇyakriyāvastus]
Conditions note (1): The system in the canonical sūtras < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CLXXI - Meditation of pure vacuum < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - Thought and its Object in Buddhism and in Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]