Manomayakosha, Manomayakośa, Manomaya-kosha, Manomayakoṣa: 6 definitions


Manomayakosha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Manomayakośa and Manomayakoṣa can be transliterated into English as Manomayakosa or Manomayakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Manomaya means composed of manas or mind. The mind (manas) along with the five sensory organs is said to constitute the manomaya kosa. The manomaya kosa, or “mind-sheath” is said more truly to approximate to personhood than annamaya kosa and pranamaya kosha. It is the cause of diversity, of I and mine. Sankara likens it to clouds that are brought in by the wind and again driven away by the same agency. Similarly, man’s bondage is caused by the mind, and liberation, too, is caused by that alone.

(Manomaya kosha is one of the five coverings of the Atman (kośa), or Self according to Vedantic philosophy)

Source: MahaVastu: Hinduism

Manomaya Kosha is the domain of functions of the human mind. This is the central layer among the 5 Kosha. The function of this Kosha is primarily to receive information through 5 senses and process that information for manifestation of core purpose. Manomaya Kosha has 3 layers as recognized by contemporary psychology. They are conscious mind, sub-conscious and super conscious state of mind. In Medical Science these states are studied in brain wave theory and known as Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta states of brain activity. Through Yogic or Tantric meditations, awareness is expanded to Alpha, Theta and Delta brain wave patterns, where an ordinary human being falls asleep, that's when Alpha waves are activated in the brain.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Ananda Marga: Realsm of the Mind

The Subtle Mind is called the Manomaya Kosa. Man means "to think", and it is this layer of mind which gives the experience of pleasure and pain through thought, memory and dreams. This kosa is developed naturally through physical clash, and in Ananda Marga sadhana by pranayama with cosmic ideation.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

manōmayakōśa (मनोमयकोश).—m S The third of the five kōśa or investments of the caitanya; viz. the principle in which inheres the consciousness of individuality (existence distinct from brahma) and the sense of property; the mind which affirms its personality and its proprietorship over its body and certain other externals. See pañcakōśa.

context information

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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manomayakośa (मनोमयकोश) or Manomayakoṣa (मनोमयकोष).—the second of the five vestures or sheaths which are supposed to enshrine the soul.

Derivable forms: manomayakośaḥ (मनोमयकोशः), manomayakoṣaḥ (मनोमयकोषः).

Manomayakośa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manomaya and kośa (कोश).

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

Manomayakośa (मनोमयकोश).—m.

(-śaḥ) The second of the five sheaths in which the soul is encased, (in Vedanta Phil.)

context information

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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