Nanadhimukti, Nānādhimukti, Nana-adhimukti: 2 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Nānādhimukti (नानाधिमुक्ति) or Nānādhimuktijñānabala refers to one of the “ten powers” (daśabala) of the Bodhisattva, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 39. Accordingly, “by the power of the knowledge of the various aspirations of beings (nānādhimukti-jñānabala), he distinguishes and evaluates what is loved by beings”.
Also, “these aspirations (nānādhimukti) are fully and completely known (prajānāti) by the Buddha and as this knowledge is intact (avyāhata) and invincible (ajeya) in him, it is called the fifth ‘power’”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Nānādhimukti (नानाधिमुक्ति) or Nānādhimuktijñānabala refers to the “strength of knowing the various inclinations” and represents on of the ten Jñānabalas (“strength of knowledge”), as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 76). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., nānā-adhimukti). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Note (2): Lists of Jñānabalas < [Chapter XXXIX - The Ten Powers of the Buddha according to the Abhidharma]
III. Definition of the ten powers (bala) according to the Daśabalasūtra < [Part 1 - General questions]
V. The knowledge of the aspirations of beings (nānādhimukti-jñānabala) < [Part 2 - The ten powers in particular]