Manojna, aka: Manas-jna, Manojñā, Manojña; 7 Definition(s)
Manojna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
1) Manojñā (मनोज्ञा) is another name for Vandhyākarkoṭakī, a medicinal plant identified with Momordica dioica (spiny gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.61-63 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Manojñā and Vandhyākarkoṭakī, there are a total of nineteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Manojñā (मनोज्ञा) is also mentioned as a synonym for Āvartakī, a medicinal plant identified with Cassia auriculata, synonym of Senna auriculata (matura tea tree) from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 3.135-136.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Manojñā (मनोज्ञा) refers to one of the eight wisdoms (vidyās) described in the ‘guhyamaṇḍala-karaṇābhinaya’ chapter of the 9th-century Vajrāmṛtatantra or Vajrāmṛtamahātantra: one of the main and earliest Buddhist Yoginītantras. The first chapter begins, in the fashion of the ‘explanatory tantras’ (vyākhyātantra), by stating that the actual teachings have already been imparted; the Goddess (Devī) Māmakī then asks for insights on the means to achieve (sādhana) the supreme Nectar of the Vajra (vajrāmṛta) [...] Afterwards, the text describes the door-guardians (dvārapāla) and the eight Wisdoms (vidyā) [viz., Manojñā, etc.] which are located in the eight leaves of the lotus.Source: De Gruyter: A Fragment of the Vajrāmṛtamahātantra
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Jainism)
Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—One of the ten types of ‘nursing services’ (vaiyāvrata)? Who is called ‘the saint of high reputation’ (manojña)? An ascetic who commands respect for his scriptural knowledge, oratory skills and Practising the path of spiritual purification is called saint of high reputation.Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas
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.
Languages of India and abroad
manōjña (मनोज्ञ).—a (S) That captivates or gains the affections; lovely, beautiful, pleasing, agreeable.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—a. pleasing, lovely, agreeable, beautiful, charming; इयमधिकमनोज्ञा वल्कलेनापि तन्वी (iyamadhikamanojñā valkalenāpi tanvī) Ś.1.2; R.3.7; 6.1.
-jñaḥ Name of a Gandharva. (-jñā) 1 red arsenic.
Manojña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and jña (ज्ञ).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Manojña (मनोज्ञ).—n. of a gandharva: SP 5.1.
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Manojñā (मनोज्ञा).—n. of a yakṣiṇī: Mmk 567.12; 570.23.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-jñaḥ-jñā-jñaṃ) Beautiful, handsome, lovely, pleasing, agreeable. f.
(-jñā) 1. Red arsenic. 2. Intoxicating liquor. 3. The daughter of a sovereign, a princess. E. manas the mind or heart, jñā to know, to get, aff. ka .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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.
Ends with: Amanojna.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.7.26 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
Verse 2.5.112 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
Verse 2.6.138 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2410-2411 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Verse 2462-2464 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Śrī Kṛṣṇa-karṇāmṛtam (by Śrīla Bilvamaṅgala Ṭhākura)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
6. Birth and the thirty-two marks (lakṣaṇa) < [Part 4 - The Bodhisattva in the Abhidharma system]
Preliminary note to liberations, masteries and totalities < [Class (5) liberations, (6) masteries and (7) totalities]