Mudhacetana, Mūḍhacetana, Mudha-cetana: 6 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Mudhachetana.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Mudhacetana in Kavya glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Mūḍhacetana (मूढचेतन) refers to a “foolish man”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 8.88-90.—Accordingly: “The wise say that death is the natural state of embodied creatures and life is a change in that state. If a being remains breathing even for a moment it is surely fortunate. The foolish man (mūḍhacetana) regards the loss of his dear one as a dart shot into his heart. Another man looks on the same as a dart that has been pulled out, for it is a door to beatitude. When we are taught that our own body and soul unite and then separate, tell me which wise person should be tormented by separation from the external objects of the senses?”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mudhacetana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mūḍhacetana (मूढचेतन).—a. foolish, silly, ignorant; अवगच्छति मूढचेतनः प्रियनाशं हृदि शल्यमर्पितम् (avagacchati mūḍhacetanaḥ priyanāśaṃ hṛdi śalyamarpitam) R.8. 88.

Mūḍhacetana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mūḍha and cetana (चेतन). See also (synonyms): mūḍhacetas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mūḍhacetana (मूढचेतन).—[adjective] perplexed in mind.

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

Mūḍhacetana (मूढचेतन):—[=mūḍha-cetana] [from mūḍha > muh] mfn. bewildered in mind, foolish, silly, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

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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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