Pramatta: 16 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Pramatt.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Pramatta (प्रमत्त).—One who is crazy because he cannot control his senses.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pramatta (प्रमत्त) refers to “(one who is) confused”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “Śāriputra asked: ‘Son of good family, how long will the thought of awakening be continued after having been generated by you?’ Gaganagañja answered: ‘It is known by the knowledge of the Tathāgata’. The Śāriputra the Elder addressed himself to the Lord: ‘O Lord, how long the thought of awakening will be continued after the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja produced it?’ The Lord said: ‘If the Tathāgata teaches this subject, all of the world including the gods will be confused (pramatta)’”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Pramatta (प्रमत्त) refers to one of the Fourteen Guṇasthānas (“steps on the road to emancipation”) according to Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”).—This and the following steps are reached only by Sādhus. Here a man has complete self-control (sarvavirati), but is still subject to pramādas (negligences). There are 5 of these—pride, enjoyment of the senses, kaṣāyas, sleep, and idle talk. The kaṣāyas are in the sañjvalana stage. If the manifestation of the pramādas lasts more than an antarmuhūrta, the Jīva falls below the sixth. If he remains an antarmuhūrta without pramāda, he goes to the seventh guṇasthāna. From this he may fall again to the sixth, and according to some (e.g. Bhagavatī) this fluctuation between the sixth and seventh may last for a koṭi of pūrvas. The duration of the sixth guṇasthāna is an antarmuhūrta, maximum and minimum. All 6 leśyās occur.

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Pramatta (प्रमत्त) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Pramatta] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Pramatta (प्रमत्त, “laxity”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.13.—What is meant by laxity (pramatta)? It means tainted with laxities (pramāda). What is meant by tainted with laxities? The state of the soul tainted with passion is called tainted with laxities. What is meant by lax activities (pramatta-yoga)? It means the acts performed by the soul tainted with passions.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pramatta (प्रमत्त).—a S Haughty, arrogant, supercilious. 2 Intoxicated.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pramatta (प्रमत्त).—a Haughty, arrogant. Intoxicated.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pramatta (प्रमत्त).—p. p.

1) Intoxicated, drunk; कथां प्रमत्तः प्रथमं कृतामिव (kathāṃ pramattaḥ prathamaṃ kṛtāmiva) (na smariṣyati) Ś.4.1;

2) Mad, insane.

3) Careless, negligent, inattentive; heedless, regardless (generally with loc.); सुप्तां मत्तां प्रमत्तां वा रहो यत्रोपगच्छति (suptāṃ mattāṃ pramattāṃ vā raho yatropagacchati) Manusmṛti 3.34; मत्तं प्रमत्तमुन्मत्तं सुप्तं बालं स्त्रियं जडम् । प्रपन्नं विरथं भीतं न रिपुं हन्ति धर्मवित् (mattaṃ pramattamunmattaṃ suptaṃ bālaṃ striyaṃ jaḍam | prapannaṃ virathaṃ bhītaṃ na ripuṃ hanti dharmavit) || Bhāgavata 1.7.36.

4) Swerving from, failing to do (with abl.)

5) Blundering.

6) wanton, lascivious.

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

Pramatta (प्रमत्त).—mfn.

(-ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) 1. Careless, negligent, (usually with a loc). 2. Blundering, a blunderer. 3. Intoxicated. 4. Insane. 5. Swerving from, (with an abl. as in svādhikārātpramattaḥ) 6. Wanton, lascivious. E. pra before, matta mad.

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

Pramatta (प्रमत्त).—[adjective] intoxicated, excited; rutting, lascivious; negligent, careless about ([ablative], [locative], or —°).

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

1) Pramatta (प्रमत्त):—[=pra-matta] a See pra-√mad.

2) [=pra-matta] [from pra-mand] b mfn. excited, wanton, lascivious, rutting, [Manu-smṛti; Pañcatantra]

3) [v.s. ...] drunken, intoxicated, [Śakuntalā]

4) [v.s. ...] mad, insane, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] inattentive, careless, heedless, negligent, forgetful of ([ablative] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] indulging in ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] blundering, a blunderer, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Pramatta (प्रमत्त):—[pra-matta] (ttaḥ-ttā-ttaṃ) p. Mad; drunk; careless; insane.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pramatta (प्रमत्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pamatta.

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Pramatta 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pramatta (प्रमत्त) [Also spelled pramatt]:—(a) intoxicated, dead drunk; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pramatta (ಪ್ರಮತ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] having the nervous system affected by consumption of alcoholic liquor; drunk; intoxicated.

2) [adjective] excited to a point beyond self-control; wild with excitement or arrogance, etc.

3) [adjective] not paying enough attention; neglectful; heedless; careless.

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Pramatta (ಪ್ರಮತ್ತ):—

1) [noun] an intoxicated man.

2) [noun] a man who is excited or wild from arrogance.

3) [noun] a careless, heedless man.

4) [noun] (jain.) one of the six defiled stages or stages of ignorance of the soul.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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