Manoyoga, Manas-yoga: 5 definitions


Manoyoga means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Manoyog.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas

Manoyoga (मनोयोग).—One of the three types of yoga (activity);—What are the characteristics of the ‘mind activities’ (manoyoga)? Mind or thought activities are the activities of the molecules that compose mind set the vibrations in the space-points of the soul.

How many types of mind activities are there? They are of four types, namely:

  1. right activities of the mind (satyamanoyoga),
  2. wrong activities of the mind (asatyamanoyoga),
  3. activities of the bilateral mind (ubhayamanoyoga),
  4. activities of the neutral mind (anubhayamanoyoga).
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

manōyōga (मनोयोग).—m (S) Application of the mind or affections; attention, advertence, heed.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Manoyoga (मनोयोग).—close application of the mind, close attention.

Derivable forms: manoyogaḥ (मनोयोगः).

Manoyoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and yoga (योग).

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Manoyoga (मनोयोग) [Also spelled manoyog]:—(nm) concentration, single-mindedness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Manōyōga (ಮನೋಯೋಗ):—[noun] the act of developing mental images, feelings, etc. in a regulated and purposeful manner.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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