Maranabhaya, Maraṇabhaya, Marana-bhaya: 4 definitions

Introduction

Maranabhaya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Maraṇabhaya (मरणभय) or simply Maraṇa refers to “fear of death” and represents one of the seven types of fear (bhaya), according to Cāmuṇḍarāya in his Caritrasāra. Accordingly, these seven bhayas are referred to by Cāmuṇḍarāya in connexion with niḥśaṅka, or “freedom from fear”, which represents an aspect of samyaktva (right belief) classified under the liṅga heading.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

maraṇabhaya : (nt.) fear of death.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Maraṇabhaya refers to: the fear of death J. I, 203; VI, 398; Vbh. 367.

Note: maraṇabhaya is a Pali compound consisting of the words maraṇa and bhaya.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maraṇabhaya (मरणभय):—[=maraṇa-bhaya] [from maraṇa > mara] n. the fear of d° (with, [Buddhist literature] one of the 5 kinds of fear), [Dharmasaṃgraha 52.]

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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. 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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