Mukhantara, Mukha-antara, Mukhāntara: 2 definitions
Mukhantara means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Mukhāntara (मुखान्तर) refers to “being (situated) inside the mouth (of death)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fools mourn for relations experiencing the results of their own actions [but] because of the confusion of [their] intelligence [they do] not [mourn for] themselves situated in Yama’s fangs [com.—mṛtyu-mukhāntara-gata—‘(they are) situated inside the mouth of death’]. In this forest that is the cycle of rebirth dwelt in by Yama the serpent-king, the men of olden times, who were eternal previously, have come to an end”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Mukhāṃtara (ಮುಖಾಂತರ):—[adverb] by the means or instrumentality of; by the way or agency of; through.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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