Mrishavaca, Mṛṣāvaca, Mrisha-vaca: 2 definitions
Mrishavaca 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.
The Sanskrit term Mṛṣāvaca can be transliterated into English as Mrsavaca or Mrishavaca, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Mrishavacha.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mṛṣāvaca (मृषावच) refers to “false words”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Pārvatī spoke to the seven Sages: “On hearing her words, the sages honoured Pārvatī mentally with pleasure but spoke these deceptive false words [i.e., mṛṣāvaca—procuḥ chalavaco mṛṣā] laughingly”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Mṛṣāvaca (मृषावच) (Tibetan: rdzun) refers to “lying”.—The Eighth Karmapa remarks that the ‘words of a lie [become a lie] when a [person] speaks them after having different thought from the sense and [when they are] understood fully [by the listener]’. He implies that motivation to lie should precede the action deductible from the argument that a person who speaks a lie needs to adopt a thought different thought from the sense or reality. Both the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya and the Grub bde'i dpyid 'jo mention these two dimensions of lying. However, the mChims mdzod states that the speaker should have a motivation to change perception in the listener.—With regard to the former or latter letters that become an actional path in lying, Abhidharmakośabhāṣya identifies only letters or syllables of a word.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Mrisha, Vaca.
Starts with: Mrishavacana.
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The Practice Manual of Noble Tārā Kurukullā (by Dharmachakra Translation Committee)
Chapter 5 < [Appendix - Sanskrit Text]
Abhidharmakośa (by Vasubandhu)