by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 940,961 words
This page describes “eleven knowledges (jnana, nana)” as written by Nagarjuna in his Maha-prajnaparamita-sastra (lit. “the treatise on the great virtue of wisdom”) in the 2nd century. This book, written in five volumes, represents an encyclopedia on Buddhism as well as a commentary on the Pancavimsatisahasrika Prajnaparamita.
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[k. 23, p. 232c]
- the knowledge of things (dharmajñāna),
- subsequent knowledge (anvayajñāna),
- the knowledge of another’s mind (paracittajñāna),
- conventional knowledge (saṃvṛtijñāna),
- the knowledge of suffering (duḥkhajñāna),
- the knowledge of the origin of suffering (samudayajñāna),
- the knowledge of the cessation of suffering (nirodhajñāna),
- the knowledge of the path of the cessation of suffering (mārgajñāna),
- the knowledge of the cessation of the impurities (kṣayajñāna),
- the knowledge of the non-rearising of the impurities (anutpādajñāna),
- the knowledge conforming to reality (yathābhūtajñāna).