Nirmamatva: 6 definitions

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Nirmamatva means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Nirmamatva (निर्ममत्व) refers to the “state of non-attachment”, according to the Jain Yogaśāstra (vol. 2, p. 839).—Accordingly, “Equanimity is attained through the state of non-attachment (nirmamatva). In order to attain that [state of non-attachment], one should cultivate the twelve themes of contemplation: on impermanence, helplessness, the cycle of transmigration, solitude, the distinction [of the Self and the body], the impurity [of the body], the influx of karmic matter, the stopping [of karmic influx], the elimination of karmic matter, the correctly expounded law, the universe, and the [difficulty of attaining] enlightenment”.

Synonyms: Mamatvarahita.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirmamatva in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nirmamatva (निर्ममत्व).—n nirmamatā f Exemption from affection.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirmamatva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Nirmamatva (निर्ममत्व):—[=nir-mama-tva] [from nir-mama > nir > niḥ] 1. nir-mama-tva n. ([Purāṇa]) complete unselfishness or indifference (See nis)

2) [v.s. ...] 2. nir-mama-tva mfn. free from selfishness, indifferent, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirmamatva (निर्ममत्व):—[nir-mamatva] (tvaṃ) 1. n. Disinterestedness.

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Nirmamatva in German

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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 (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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