Mohaniya, Mohanīya: 8 definitions

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Mohaniya 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)

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):

  1. faith deluding (darśana-mohanīya),
  2. 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). 

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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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mohaniya in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mohanīya : (adj.) leading to infatuation.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mohanīya (मोहनीय).—a.

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]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mohanīya (मोहनीय):—(von mohana) adj.

1) auf Irrthum —, auf einer Verirrung des Geistes beruhend, daraus hervorgegangen: prayogaiḥ śubhaiḥ vyāmiśraiḥ mohanīyaiḥ (= tāmasaiḥ [Scholiast]) [Mahābhārata 3, 13873.] [Colebrooke I, 384.] [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 317.] —

2) verwirrend: tumule saṃvimarde sudāruṇe mohanīye [Mahābhārata 6, 3787. 7, 6146.]

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Mohanīya (मोहनीय):—

1) [?Z. 3. fg. Colebrooke 1, 384. WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 317 und SARVADARŚANAS. 38, 4. fgg. 177, 5] Alles was in den Bereich der Verwirrung gehört, Alles was Verwirrung hervorbringt.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mohanīya (मोहनीय):—Adj. —

1) auf Irrthum — , auf einer Verwirrung des Geistes beruhend , daraus hervorgegangen.

2) Alles was in den Bereich der Verwirrung gehört , Alles was Verwirrung hervorbringt , verwirrend.

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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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