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Definition 1: (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns - [noun denoting communication]

(mantra is a kind of ...) writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity

(mantra belongs to category ...) a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils

(mantra belongs to category ...) the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

Definition 2: a commonly repeated word or phrase - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mantra or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she repeated `So pleased with how its going' at intervals like a mantra

(mantra is a kind of ...) a favorite saying of a sect or political group

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