Mulaguna, aka: Mūlaguṇa, Mula-guna; 4 Definition(s)


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)

Mulaguna in Jainism glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

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: Jaina Yoga

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: ISJS: Jain Diet

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.

Source: JAINpedia: Glossary
General definition book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mulaguna in the context of General definition from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mulaguna in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of mulaguna in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1125 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Guṇa (गुण) refers to the three deities (Viṣṇu, Rudra and Brahmā), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2...
Mūla (मूल) refers to the “root”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.12, used in an analogy of wors...
Samūla (समूल).—mfn. (-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Having a root, joined or in connection with the root. E. sa w...
Mūlaprakṛti (मूलप्रकृति).—f. (-tiḥ) The Pradha'na of the Sankhyas.
Guṇāḍhya (गुणाढ्य).—He is the author of the celebrated Bṛhatkathā which is a precious mine of S...
Guṇakāra (गुणकार).—mfn. (-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Who counts, &c. m. (-raḥ) A name of Bhimasena E. guṇa...
Triguṇa (त्रिगुण).—mfn. (-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇī-ṇaṃ) 1. Thrice, three times, triple. 2. Possessing the thre...
Daśamūla (दशमूल).—n. (-laṃ) A tonic medicament prepared from the roots of ten plants. E. daśa t...
Kusalamūla refers to: the basis or root of goodness or merit; there are three: alobha, adosa, ...
Guṇagāna (गुणगान).—n. (-naṃ) Panegyric, praise. E. guṇa, and gāna singing.
Kāmaguṇa (कामगुण).—m. (-ṇaḥ) 1. Passion, affection. 2. An object of sense. 3. Completion, satie...
Mūlabandha (मूलबन्ध).—a particular position of the fingers. Derivable forms: mūlabandhaḥ (मूलबन...
Ṣaḍguṇa (षड्गुण).—mfn. (-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Six-fold, six times. n. (-ṇaṃ) An assemblage, of six quali...
Mūlaja (मूलज).—mfn. (-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Born from a root, &c. m. (-jaḥ) A plant growing from a ro...
Guṇahīna (गुणहीन).—mfn. (-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Void of merit. 2. Free from properties. E. guṇa, and h...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: