Manomaya, aka: Manomayā, Manas-maya; 6 Definition(s)
Manomaya 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Manomayā or Manomayā-iddhi refers to “creation of a physical body (the double of oneself)” and represents a type of Iddhi (magical process) which is related to the Sanskrit Ṛddyabhijñā: one of the six “superknowledges” (abhijñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLIII.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
Languages of India and abroad
manomaya : (adj.) mind made.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
manōmaya (मनोमय).—a (S) Relating to the mind or heart; mental, cordial, internal.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
manōmaya (मनोमय).—a Mental, cordial.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Manomaya (मनोमय).—a. Mental, spiritual; मनोमयः प्राणशरीरनेता प्रतिष्ठितोऽन्ने हृदयं संनिधाय (manomayaḥ prāṇaśarīranetā pratiṣṭhito'nne hṛdayaṃ saṃnidhāya) Muṇḍ. Up.2.2.7.
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Manomaya (मनोमय).—see separately.
Manomaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and maya (मय).Source: DDSA: The practical 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.
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Search found 26 books and stories containing Manomaya, Manomayā or Manas-maya. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Chapter XIII - Manomaya-kośa < [A - Brahmavidyā expounded]
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Preliminary note (2): The abhijñās in the Abhidharma < [Part 1 - Becoming established in the six superknowledges]
Part 1 - For what reasons did the Buddha preach Mahāprajñāpāramitāsūtra? < [Chapter I - Explanation of Arguments]
Vedānta-sūtras Part I (by George Thibaut)
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma (by Ven. S. Dhammika)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 6 - Vedāntic Cosmology < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
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Paingala Upanishad of Shukla-Yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)