Mulaguna, Mūlaguṇa, Mula-guna: 6 definitions


Mulaguna means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Jaina Yoga

Mūlaguṇa (मूलगुण).—Probably no term of Jainism is used to cover so many different categories as the word guṇa. The mūla-guṇas for the Śvetāmbaras (Hemacandra’s Yogaśāstra v3.130) mean generally the five aṇu-vratas (though sometimes a single mūla-guṇaahiṃsā is mentioned) whilst the guṇa-vratas and śikṣā-vratas together make up the uttara-guṇas. The Digambaras, however, apply the name mūla-guṇa to a category of interdictions which must be respected if even the first stage on the ladder of the pratimās is to be attained. Similar concepts are not foreign to Śvetāmbara Jainism but they are not displayed with the same prominence nor is the designation mūla-guṇa ever applied to them.

Source: ISJS: Jain Diet

Mūlaguṇa (मूलगुण).—The eight basic virtues (mūlaguṇa) or basic requirements to be a householder have at-least three virtues consisting of abstinence from meat, honey and wine while other preceptors (ācāryas) have all the eight associated with abstinence from eight types of food containing innumerable micro living organism.

Source: JAINpedia: Glossary

Mūlaguṇa (मूलगुण) refers to “basic restrictions on a Jain lay person”.—Among Digambaras, it means not eating eight types of food—meat, alcohol, honey and five kinds of figs. Among Śvetāmbaras, it is a synonym for the five lay vows—aṇu-vrata—or for non-violence—ahiṃsā.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mūlaguṇa (मूलगुण).—the co-efficient of a root.

Derivable forms: mūlaguṇaḥ (मूलगुणः).

Mūlaguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mūla and guṇa (गुण).

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

Mūlaguṇa (मूलगुण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) The coefficient of a root.

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

Mūlaguṇa (मूलगुण):—[=mūla-guṇa] [from mūla > mūl] m. ‘root-multiplier’, the co-efficient of a root (in [algebra]), [Monier-Williams’ 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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