Mithyamana, Mithyāmāna, Mithya-mana: 5 definitions


Mithyamana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Mithyamana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Mithyāmāna (मिथ्यामान) refers to “false pride”, according to  the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 1.—Accordingly: “In order to destroy this scornful arrogance and false pride (mithyāmāna), the Buddha manifests the immense power of his miraculous power and wisdom. About the Prajñāpāramitā he says: ‘My miraculous power has immense qualities and surpasses the threefold world, it is meant for the welfare of all. To form a bad opinion of it is to commit an immense sin; to give pure faith to it is to be assured of the happiness of gods and men and to reach the fruit of nirvāṇa definitively’”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mithyamana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Mithyāmāna (मिथ्यामान).—m. (not recorded in Pali), false (wrong) arrogance: (na) māno nādhimāno na mithyāmānaḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 481.5 (prose).

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

Mithyāmāna (मिथ्यामान):—[=mithyā-māna] [from mithyā > mith] m. f° pride, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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