What is a Munis

Muni

1. Muni (Sanskrit: मुनि muni m.) An enthusiastic, ecstatic, saint, sage, ascetic, seer (especially one who has taken a vow of silence); a pious, scholar, saint with a higher state of consciousness; Turi tree (agasti); Buchanania lanzam (Priyala); Malabar lacquer tree (Palasha); Katappenbaum (Inguda); Mango tree (amra); Karanda Tree (Karamarda); Mugwort (Damanaka); Betel nut palm (puga); Wax gourd (Kushmanda); (Pl .:) the seven stars of the Great Bear (Saptarshi); the number seven (sapta).

2. Muni, (Sanskrit मुनि muni m.), Is a spiritual name and means Sage, ascetic, seer, see e.g. Bhagavadgita 2.56, 10.37. Muni can be given to aspirants with Soham mantra.

Muni is also an honorary title for Rishis and author of significant texts. Not all Munis have only used their acquired powers in a positive way, so Muni is not necessarily to be equated with a liberated.

Muni मुनि muni pronunciation

Here you can hear how the Sanskrit word muni, मुनि, muni is pronounced:

Sukadev over Muni

Transcription of a lecture video (2014) by Sukadev about Muni

Muni is one of the many expressions for people who progress on the spiritual path. Muni is a special class of saints and sages, namely ascetics. With a Muni, it is assumed that it does not live in the normal world. There are also saints and sages who live in the normal world. Similarly, there are e.g. Janaka or also incarnations of God, such as Rama or Krishna or so many other saints and sages. A Muni is now someone who lives more in the forest, who, in contrast to a Sadhu - a Sadhu is a wandering monk - is someone who is more in one place.

A muni has an ashram, a place where he lives. Maybe he has a mata, a hermitage where he lives. Or he lives in the forest under the open sky. But a Muni is not just someone who does it, because that would be easy, but a Muni is someone who has achieved something, if you can say that, has made it let go of something. So, a Muni is a sage, a saint, an ascetic, typically someone who does not live in cities, but rather lives in the forest, in a hermitage, in a hut and has cultivated higher powers in the process.

Munis mentioned in the scriptures are also said to have siddhis, special abilities. People go to the Munis for healing, for solace, for spiritual knowledge. And then they also give them something so that they can survive, that is, simple food. Muni is also somewhat related to Mauna, although the one who keeps silence is a Mauni. But Muni also means the one who is able to lead his mind completely into stillness, the one who is able to go completely into inner calm.

The spiritual name Muni

Muni is a spiritual name for meditators with Soham mantra

Muni is a wise man. Muni is one of the many expressions for people who progress on the spiritual path. Muni has different meanings. Muni can mean: "the enthusiastic", "the rapturous", Muni is the seer and the ascetic. Muni also means "the calm one". Muni is also:

  • the one who has taken the vow of silence or also
  • one who has calmed his mind,
  • one who acts out of serenity, the experience of God,
  • who has the enthusiasm, out of inner calm.

If your name is Muni, it should mean:

  • experience the divine in the calm of your mind
  • and then experience that this Divine is joy, is love, is knowledge,
  • and then share this joy, this knowledge with others,
  • also guide others to experience the ultimate.

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