member of an advanced pre-Columbian civilization in southern Mexico and Guatemala; modern-day descendant of the Mayan people; any of the languages spoken by the Mayas; female first name Hindu concept of an illusory world of the senses; god-like power to produce illusions in Hinduism
مايا, فرد من حضارة قبل الكولومبيون المتطورة في جنوب المكسيك وغواتيمالا; في العصر الحديث شعب المايا; أي لغة يتحدثها شعب المايا; اسم اول مؤنث مايا, الكلمة الهندوسية لعالم الأحاسيس والأوهام; قوة شبه إلهية لخلق الأوهام بالديانة الهندوسية
Maya, güney Meksika ve Guatemala'da Kolomb öncesi gelişmiş bir medeniyeti üyesi; günümüz Maya insanlarının ataları; Mayalar tarafından kullanılan dillerden her biri; bir bayan ismi maya, büyü (hint), maya dili
Maya, Angehöriger der fortschrittlichen vor-kolumbianischen Zivilisation in Mexiko und Guatemala; heutige Nachkommen des Maya-Volkes; Sprache sprachverwandte Indianerstämme in Zentralamerika; weiblicher Vorname Welt der Phantasie
Maya (Sanskrit) [from the verbal root ma to measure, form] Illusion, the non-eternal; in Brahmanical philosophy, the fabrication by the human mind of ideas derived from interior and exterior impressions, as it tries to interpret and understand the universe. While the exterior world exists -- or it could not be illusory -- we do not see clearly and as they actually are that which our mind and senses present to us. A traditional Vedantic illustration says that at twilight a person sees a coiled rope on the ground and springs aside, thinking it is a snake; the rope is there, but no snake. Thus maya means that our minds are blinded and perverted by our own preconceptions and imperfections, and so does not interpret the world as it is. "Maya or illusion is an element which enters into all finite things, for everything that exists has only a relative, not an absolute, reality, since the appearance which the hidden noumenon assumes for any observer depends upon his power of cognition. . . . Nothing is permanent except the one hidden absolute existence which contains in itself the noumena of all realities. The existences belonging to every plane of being, up to the highest Dhyan-Chohans, are, in degree, of the nature of shadows cast by a magic lantern on a colourless screen; but all things are relatively real, for the cogniser is also a reflection, and the things cognised are therefore as real to him as himself. Whatever reality things possess must be looked for in them before or after they have passed like a flash through the material world; but we cannot cognise any such existence directly, so long as we have sense-instruments which bring only material existence into the field of our consciousness. to be continue "Maya2 "
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English to English translation of Maya maya \ma"ya\ (m?"y?), n. (hindoo philos.) the name for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in english, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.
Maya people, of southern Mexico and northern Central America
Maya civilization, their historical civilization
Maya art, the art of the Maya civilization
Maya numerals, the numeral system used by the Maya civilization
Maya calendar, the system of calendars and almanacs used in the Maya civilization
Maya script, the writing system of the Maya civilization
Maya society, social constructs and practices of the Maya civilization
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Maya literally "illusion", "magic", has multiple meanings in Indian philosophies depending on the context. In ancient Vedic literature, Maya literally implies extraordinary power and wisdom. In later Vedic texts and modern literature dedicated to Indian traditions, Maya connotes a "magic show, an illusion where things appear to be present but are not what they seem". Maya is also a spiritual concept connoting "that which exists, but is constantly changing and thus is spiritually unreal", and the "power or the principle that conceals the true character of spiritual reality".
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English to English translation of Maya Noun 1. a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy; "Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar" (synonym) Mayan (hypernym) Indian, North American Indian, American Indian, Red Indian (hyponym) Cakchiquel (member-holonym) tribe, federation of tribes 2. an ethnic minority speaking Mayan languages and living in Yucatan and adjacent areas (hypernym) ethnic minority 3. a family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayan peoples (synonym) Mayan, Mayan language (hypernym) Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, Indian (hyponym) Kekchi