'muni'-sabde manana-sila, ara kahe mauni
tapasvi vrati, yati, ara rsi, muni
muni-sabde—by the word muni; manana-sila—who is thoughtful; ara—also; kahe—it means; mauni—one who is silent; tapasvi—an ascetic; vrati—one who keeps great vows; yati—one in the renounced order of life; ara—and; rsi—a saintly person; muni—they are called muni.
"The word muni refers to one who is thoughtful, one who is grave or silent, an ascetic, one who keeps great vows, one in the renounced order, a saint. These are the different meanings of the word muni.

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