Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms M-O

Manigriva – a son of Kuvera cursed by Narada Muni to take birth as an [arjuna] tree. He was ultimately liberated by Lord Krsna.
Maniman – the Supreme Lord, who is always ornamented with brilliant jewels.
Manjari – the small, purplish flowers of the [tulasi] plant.
Mano-maya – (consciousness) absorbed in mental activity.
Mantra – a transcendental sound or Vedic hymn that can deliver the mind from illusion.
Manu – a demigod son of Brahma who is the forefather and lawgiver of the human race. There is a succession of fourteen Manus durin g each day of Brahma.

If you identify your body as yourself, you will try to satisfy yourself by trying to satisfy your body. You’ll think, “I am the body and I want to be happy, I want to be satisfied.” Thus, you’ll try to satisfy the belly, the tongue, the genitals, the ears, the eyes, the nose, and so on, believing that this will bring you the inner satisfaction and happiness you crave.
But sense gratification does not satisfy. This is further evidence that you are not the body. No matter how much sense pleasure you have, you are still never satisfied within.
Science of Identity Foundation – Chris Butler Speaks

Manu-samhita – the scriptural lawbook for mankind, given by Manu.
Manu, Svayambhuva – [See:] Svayambhuva Manu
Manu, Vaivasvata – [See:] Vaivasvata Manu
Manvantara-avataras – the special incarnations of the Supreme Lord who appear during the reign of each Manu.
Marakata-mani – an emerald.
Marici – one of the great sages who were born directly from Lord Brahma.
Marisa – the society girl of the heavenly planets sent by Indra to seduce the sage Kandu.
Markandeya Purana – the [Purana] of Markandeya Rsi.
Martya-loka – the "world of death," the earth planet.
Marudloka – the planet of the storm-god associates of King Indra.
Maruts-the storm – god associates of King Indra.
Matha – a monastery.
Mathura – Lord Krsna's abode, surrounding Vrndavana, where He took birth and to which He later returned after performing His child hood pastimes in Vrndavana.
Matsya – the fish incarnation of the Supreme Lord.
Mausala-lila – the pastime of the Yadu dynasty's departure from the earth.
Maya – the inferior, illusory energy of the Supreme Lord, which rules over this material creation; also, forgetfulness of one's re lationship with Krsna.
Maya Danava – the architect of the demons.
Maya-sukha – material happiness, which is illusory and temporary.
Mayavada – the impersonal philosophy propounding the unqualified oneness of God and the living entities and the nonreality of manifest nature.
Mayavadi – an impersonalist philosopher who conceives of the Absolute as ultimately formless and the living entity as equal to God .
Menaka – the famous society girl of the heavenly planets who seduced the sage Visvamitra.
Mimamsakas – atheistic philosophers who say that even if God exists, He is obliged to reward us the fruits of our work.
Mitra – demigod who controls death.
Mlecchas – uncivilized humans, outside the Vedic system of society, who are generally meat-eaters.
Moha – illusion.
Mohini – the Supreme Lord's incarnation as the most beautiful woman.
Moksa – liberation from material bondage.
Mrdanga – a clay drum used in congregational chanting.
Mudha – a foolish, asslike person.
Muhurtaa – period of forty-eight minutes.
Mukta-purusa – a liberated person.
Mukti – liberation from material bondage.
Mukti-devi – the demigoddess who is the personification of liberation.
Mukunda – the Supreme Lord, who is the giver of liberation.
Mula-mantra – a short Sanskrit incantation uttered before one offers an item of worship to the Deity of Krsna or His expansions.
Muni – a sage.
Muni-putra – son of a sage.
Murari – Krsna, the enemy of the demon Mura.
Muraripu (Muradvisa) – the Supreme Lord, Krsna, killer of the demon Mura.
Mystic yoga – [yoga] performed for the purpose of developing subtle material powers.