Vimukta; 6 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Vimukta (विमुक्त) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Vimukta is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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vimukta (विमुक्त).—p S Loosed, liberated, freed.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vimukta (विमुक्त).—p Loosed, liberated, freed.

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

Vimukta (विमुक्त).—p. p.

1) Set free, released, liberated.

2) Abandoned, given up, quitted, left, let loose; वाजिनः स्यन्दने भानोर्विमुक्तप्रग्रहा इव (vājinaḥ syandane bhānorvimuktapragrahā iva) Bk.7.5.

3) Freed from.

4) Hurled, discharged; विमुक्तः सर्वपापेभ्यो विष्णुलोकं स गच्छति (vimuktaḥ sarvapāpebhyo viṣṇulokaṃ sa gacchati).

5) Given vent to.

6) = युक्त (yukta); कुसुमरसविमुक्तं वस्त्रमागुण्ठितेव (kusumarasavimuktaṃ vastramāguṇṭhiteva) Rām.7.59.23 (com.)

7) Launched (as a ship).

8) Dispassionate.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vimukta (विमुक्त).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv i.137.2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vimukta (विमुक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) 1. Loosed, liberated. 2. Hurled, thrown. 3. Quitted, abandoned. 4. Issued or let loose from, given vent to. E. vi before mukta the same.

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