Duhkhajnana, Duḥkhajñāna, Duhkha-jnana: 2 definitions

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Duhkhajnana means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Duhkhajnana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Duḥkhajñāna (दुःखज्ञान) refers to the “knowledge of suffering” and represents one of the eleven “eleven knowledges” (jñāna), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. Accordingly, “the knowledge of suffering (duḥkhajñāna) is the pure knowledge produced when the five aggregates of attachment are considered as impermanent, suffering, empty and without self”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Duhkhajnana in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Duḥkhajñāna (दुःखज्ञान) or simply Duḥkha refers to the “knowledge of suffering” and represents the first of the “ten knowledges” (jñāna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 93). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., duḥkha-jñāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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