Definition of Jnana

1. Noun. (context: Hinduism) knowledge, as acquired through meditation, that one's self (atman) is identical with Ultimate Reality Brahman. ¹



2. Noun. (context: Buddhism) pure awareness that is free of conceptual encumbrances. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jnana

1. knowledge acquired through meditation [n -S]

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Literary usage of Jnana

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1. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Himalayan Academy, Master Subramuniya (2003)
"The state of jnana lies in the realm of intuition, beyond the intellect. The Vedas say, “Having realized the Self, the rishis, perfected souls, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Some Theosophical Terms by Powis Hoult (1910)
"Dictionary of Theosophical Terms Gnana-yoga— See jnana-YOGA. Gnosis (Gk.) — Knowledge — especially ... The Sanscrit equivalents are jnana and BRAHMA-VIDYA. ..."

3. Jnâna Yoga, Part II: Seven Lectures by Vivekananda (1907)
"... VII THE HIGHEST IDEAL OF jnana YOGA As this is the last of these classes it is better that I give a brief resume of all that I have been trying to tell ..."

4. What Is Hinduism?: Modern Adventures Into a Profound Global Faith by Editors of Hinduism Today, Hinduism Today Magazine Editors (2007)
"jnana Pada jnana is divine wisdom emanating from an enlightened being, ... jnana is the fruition of yoga and tapas, or intense spiritual discipline. ..."

5. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1899)
"On the strength of this argument one often finds not only jnana Marga extolled but Karma Murga decried and its followers alluded to with contempt. ..."

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