Unmanibhava, Unmanībhāva: 4 definitions


Unmanibhava means something in 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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Unmanibhava in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Unmanībhāva (उन्मनीभाव) refers to the “no-mind state of mind”, according to the Kaulajñānanirṇaya 14.82-84.—Accordingly: “I shall talk about [a practice] higher than [the previous one]. Listen, O you who are venerated by the adepts. [The Yogin] should not contemplate water, fire, wind nor ether; not below, above [nor] in the space between [the two]. My dear, [by doing so, the Yogin] becomes [insentient] like a piece of wood [or] a clod of earth, when the no-mind state of mind (unmanībhāva) arises, O beautiful one. Having made the mind a void in the void, free of thought, he becomes one whose condition is unchanging”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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[«previous next»] — Unmanibhava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Unmanībhāva (उन्मनीभाव).—Absence of mind; यद्वा यात्युन्मनीभावम् (yadvā yātyunmanībhāvam) Brahmamet. Up.4.

Derivable forms: unmanībhāvaḥ (उन्मनीभावः).

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

Unmanībhāva (उन्मनीभाव):—[=unmanī-bhāva] [from un-manas] m. absence of mind, [Brahma-upaniṣad]

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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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