Narayanashrama Tapovanam Glossary
Sanskrit: महावाक्य ; Sacred utterances of the Vedas.
Sanskrit : ममता; The state of 'mine', sense of ownership, self-interest, egotism, pride, arrogance.
Sanskrit : मननं ; Application of mind.
sanskrit : मन्त्र ; a mental formula, expressing a thought or an idea. Normally it represents a spiritual proposition which necessarily carries with it specific purpose and relationship.
sanskrit : मौन ; silence, to observe silence.
sanskrit : मोक्षः ; Liberation or final emancipation.
Sanskrit : मुद्रा ;positions or intertwinings of the fingers commonly practised in religious worship and supposed to possess an occult meaning and magical efficacy.
sanskrit: मुण्डक, means: a shaven headed (a Sannyaasin); the trunk of a tree with the branches chopped off ; a barber. One interpretation is that this Upanishad is meant for the Sannyaasins or will make one a Sannyaasin. It is associated with the Atharvaveda.
The hairs seen from outside exist on the scalp but they cover up the scalp. Like that, this world variety appears on the "substratum" called Consciousness but covers the Consciousness. Mundakopanishad removes the cover of world variety (ignorance of multiplicity/fragmentation) and exposes the One Consciousness, the Substratum, the Reality.
As such, the word "Upanishad" also means (upa+ni+sad) "the nearness or assimilation of which removes completely the ignorance".
sanskrit : मूर्त ; Personal and Gross.