སྒྱུ་མ། (Wyl. sgyu ma) n. Pron.: gyuma
- wizardry ▷HVG
- Skt. māyā.
- Skt. माया, māyā, Pron.: maya. From Sanskrit: art, wisdom, extraordinary or supernatural power (only in the earlier language) | illusion, unreality, deception, fraud, trick, sorcery, witchcraft magic cf. RV. &c. | an unreal or illusory image, phantom, apparition cf. ib. (esp. ibc = false, unreal, illusory | cf. comp.) | duplicity (with Buddhists one of the 24 minor evil passions) cf. Dharmas. 69 (in phil.) Illusion (identified in the Sāṃkhya with Prakṛti or Pradhāna and in that system, as well as in the Vedānta, regarded as the source of the visible universe) | (with Śaivas) one of the 4 Pāśas or snares which entangle the soul | (with Vaishṇavas) one of the 9 Śaktis or energies of Viṣṇu | Illusion personified (sometimes identified with Durgā, sometimes regarded as a daughter of Anṛta and Nirṛti or Nikṛti and mother of Mṛtyu, or as a daughter of Adharma) | compassion, sympathy | Convolvulus Turpethum | N. of the mother of Gautama Buddha | of Lakshmī | of a city | of 2 metres | du. ([māye indrasya]) N. of 2 Sāmans [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW