Muduta, Mudutā: 5 definitions



Muduta means something in 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Part of the Sobhana Cetasikas. Third set is muduta. They are cittamuduta and kayamuduta. Muduta is pliancy or tenderness. Cittamuduta is tenderness of citta and kayamuduta is pliancy of cetasikas. They arise at the same time with the same citta and they work together.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

(rūpa, kāya, citta): 'elasticity' (of corporeality, mental factors, consciousness); s. khandha (I) and Tab.II.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas


context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

mudutā : (nt.) softness; plasticity.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Mudutā, (f.) (cp. Sk. mṛdutā; abstr. fr. mudu. See also muditā) softness, impressibility, plasticity A. I, 9; D. III, 153 (translation “loveliness”); Dhs. 44 (+maddavatā); 1340 (id.); Vism. 463 sq.; DhsA. 151 (=mudubhāva); cp. Dhs. trsl. §1340. (Page 537)

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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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