Marananta, Maraṇanta, Maraṇānta, Marana-anta: 8 definitions
Marananta 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Maraṇānta (मरणान्त) refers to “until death”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “You must understand that the body is overcome by disease, youth is overcome by old age, vitality is oppressed by decayand life is oppressed by death [com.—life (jīvitam) exists (bhavati) until death (maraṇāntaṃ)] ”.
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
maraṇanta : (adj.) having death as its end.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Maraṇanta refers to: having death as its end (of jīvita) Dh. 148 (cp. DhA. II, 366: maraṇa-saṅkhāto antako).
Note: maraṇanta is a Pali compound consisting of the words maraṇa and anta.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Maraṇānta (मरणान्त).—a. ending in death.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maraṇānta (मरणान्त).—[adjective] ending in death.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maraṇānta (मरणान्त):—[from maraṇa > mara] mfn. ending in d°, [Mahābhārata]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Maranantaka.
Ends with: Amarananta.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Marananta, Maraṇanta, Maraṇānta, Marana-anta, Maraṇa-anta; (plurals include: Maranantas, Maraṇantas, Maraṇāntas, antas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 7.22 - The practice of dispassionately abandoning one’s body (sallekhanā) < [Chapter 7 - The Five Vows]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 8 - Jātaka of the king who set fire to his body so as to hear a Buddhist stanza < [Chapter XIX - The Characteristics of Generosity]
Appendix 1 - The legend of Śāriputra and his teacher Sañjaya < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]