Mohaniya, Mohanīya: 11 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living
Mohanīya (मोहनीय, “deluding”) or Mohanīyakarma refers to one of the eight types of karma, according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.1.—What is the meaning of deluding (mohanīya) karmas? The karmas which make the soul intoxicated like the alcohol. The soul looses its right discriminating capabilities. What is meant by karma? The entities /activities which veil the inherent nature of the soul or make it dependent on others are called karmas.Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
Mohanīya (मोहनीय) refers to “deluding (karmas)” and represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8.—Accordingly, “what is meant by deluding karma (mohanīya)? The karmas which cause distraction from the self and develop a feeling of ‘mine’ in others are called deluding karmas”.
There are two types of deluding karmas (mohanīya):
- faith deluding (darśana-mohanīya),
- conduct deluding (cāritra-mohanīya).
How many sub types of faith deluding karmas are there? The three sub types of faith deluding karmas are: wrong belief (mithyātva), mixed wrong and right belief (samyaktva) and right belief slightly clouded by wrong belief (samyaktva-mithyātva). How many sub types of conduct deluding karmas are there? These karmas are mainly of two types namely caused by passions (kaṣāya) and those caused by quasi passions (nokaṣāya or akaṣāya).Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Mohanīya (मोहनीय) or simply Moha refers to “delusion”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The world is similar to an illusion, like a black ointment of delusion [com.—mohanīya-kajjalavat] for the senses. With regard to this, we do not know why this world goes astray”.
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
mohanīya : (adj.) leading to infatuation.
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
1) Relating to or causing swoon, delusion &c.
2) Perplexing, puzzling.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mohanīya (मोहनीय).—[adjective] producing or relating to illusion.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mohanīya (मोहनीय):—[from moha] mfn. ‘to be deluded’, resulting from illusion or error or infatuation, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] producing delusion, bewildering, puzzling, [ib.; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Mohanīya (मोहनीय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mohaṇijja.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] resulting from illusion or error or infatuation.
2) [adjective] baffling; confusing; bewildering.
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1) [noun] the result of illusion or error or infatuation.
2) [noun] the state of being baffled, confused; bewilderment.
3) [noun] (jain.) one of eight Karmas that bind the a being to the worldly life.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Mohaniyakarma.
Full-text (+14): Mohaniyakarma, Mohanijja, Mohaneyya, Shruta, Samgha, Darshanamohaniya, Kevali, Kajjala, Devata, Nokashaya, Caritramohaniya, Kajjalavat, Jugupsa, Shoka, Mithyadarshana, Samyaktva, Striveda, Rati, Pumveda, Bhaya.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Mohaniya, Mohanīya, Mōhanīya; (plurals include: Mohaniyas, Mohanīyas, Mōhanīyas). 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 8.9 - The subdivisions of deluding karma (mohanīya) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]
Verse 8.15 - The maximum duration of the deluding karma (mohanīya) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]
Verse 8.4 - The eight kinds of nature-bondage (prakṛtibandha) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Jain Science and Spirituality (by Medhavi Jain)
2.3. Types of Karma < [Chapter 4 - Main Theory and Practices in Jainism]
2. Jaina Scriptures (Agamas) < [Chapter 3 - An Introduction to Jainism]
Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribhadra Suri (Study) (by Riddhi J. Shah)
Chapter 3.5 - Introduction and Brief Account of the Eight Yogadṛṣṭis < [Chapter 3 - Introduction to the Yogadṛṣṭisamuccaya]
Chapter 1.8 - The Goal in Jain Yoga < [Chapter 1 - The Jain Yoga Tradition—A Historical Review]
Chapter 4.8a - The eighth: Parādṛṣṭi (parā-dṛṣṭi)—Introduction < [Chapter 4 - The Eight Yogadṛṣṭis and the nature of a Liberated Soul]
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter V.c - Prabhācandra’s refutation of Bauddha and Sāṃkhya view of Karman < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]
Chapter V.e - Prabhācandra’s view about omniscience (kevala-jñāna) < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]