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Jnana, aka: Jñāna, Gñāna; 5 Definition(s)

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Jains believe that every jīva (sentient being) is omniscient and pure. Jñāna (knowledge) is thus an essential characteristic of the jīva. Accumulated karma obfuscates the clarity of the jīva.

Jainism accets two different kinds of knowledge:

  1. aparokṣajñāna (immediate knowledge)
  2. and parokṣajñāna (mediate knowledge).
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Jñāna is one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-seven combined Hands).

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First of the six Gunas (ṣaḍguṇa); jñānam (Knowledge, omniscience) this is the essential attribute of the Supreme Being.

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1) Jnana (ज्ञान): Knowledge of the eternal and real

2) Jñāna is a Sanskrit word that means knowledge. It has various nuances of meaning depending on the context, and is used in a number of different Indian religions. The idea of jnana centers around a cognitive event which is recognized when experienced. It is knowledge inseparable from the total experience of reality, especially a total reality, or supreme being within Mahesha-dhama (and/or material world) such as Siva-Sakti.

etymology: Jñāna or gñāna (/dʒəˈnɑːnə/,[1] Sanskrit; Pali: ñāṇa)

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The Sanskrit term for "knowledge."

Added: 29.Jun.2012 | ReligionNet: Hinduism Glossary
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