Muktva, Muktvā: 4 definitions


Muktva 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Muktvā (मुक्त्वा) refers to “releasing one’s self” (i.e., ‘having liberated one’s self’), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja then sustained the jewel-canopy of ten thousand yojanas high over the Lord’s lion throne in the sky, joined the palms of his hands, saluted, and praised the Lord with these suitable verses: ‘[...] (15) Having crossed over to the other side (uttīrya), saving (uttaraṇa) an inconceivable number of living beings (bahusatva), having been released yourself (muktvā), you completely release those still in bondage (bandhana), you care for the living beings of the world (jagat) in this unsurpassable (anuttara) great vehicle (mahāyāna), and you place them in extinction, which is the sameness of being beyond any way (nairyāṇa). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Muktvā (मुक्त्वा).—ind.

1) Having left, abandoned &c.

2) Excepting, except (with the force of a preposition).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Muktvā (मुक्त्वा).—Ind. Having set free, loose, etc. E. muc to free, ktvā aff.

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

1) Muktvā (मुक्त्वा):—[from muc] ind. having loosed or freed or let go or given up, or discharged or sent forth or left or abandoned, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] having liberated one’s self, having attained final emancipation, [Vedāntasāra]

3) [v.s. ...] having put aside, excepting, except, save (with [accusative]), [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra]

context information

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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