Mrishavada, aka: Mṛṣāvāda, Mrisha-vada; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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The Sanskrit term Mṛṣāvāda can be transliterated into English as Mrsavada or Mrishavada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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1) Mṛṣāvāda (मृषावाद, “false speech”) refers to “lying” and represents one of the four sins of speech (mithyāvāda) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. Accordingly, Bodhisattvas speak with a smiling face (smitamukha) because they have (among others) avoided the four kinds of evil speech (mithyāvāda).

2) Mṛṣāvāda (मृषावाद) refers to “false speech”; the abstinence thereof represents one of the three paths classified as vākkarma-patha” (paths of vocal action) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—The paths of vocal action (vākkarma-patha) are four in number: abstaining from falsehood (mṛṣāvāda), slander (paiṣunyavāda), harmful speech (pāruṣyavāda) and thoughtless speech (saṃbhinnapralāpa).

According to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXII), “with an evil intention (aśubhacitta), wishing to deceive another, concealing the truth (satya), offering words different from the truth: this is called falsehood (mṛṣāvāda)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Mṛṣāvāda (मृषावाद) refers to “false speech” and represents one of the “ten unwholesome things” (kuśala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 56). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., mṛṣā-vāda). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mṛṣāvāda (मृषावाद).—

1) an untrue speech; a lie, falsehood.

2) insincere speech, flattery.

3) irony, satire.

Derivable forms: mṛṣāvādaḥ (मृषावादः).

Mṛṣāvāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛṣā and vāda (वाद).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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