Jnanakanda, aka: Jnana-kanda, Jñānakāṇḍa; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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The Upaniṣads constitute the Jnāna-Kāṇḍa, as treating of philosophy, while the rest of the Vedas is called Karma-Kāṇḍa, as dealing with rituals.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

1) Jñānakāṇḍa (ज्ञानकाण्ड).—The division of the Vedas dealing with empirical speculation in pursuit of truth; also, such speculation itself; the portions of the Vedas containing knowledge of Brahman, or spirit.

2) Jñānakāṇḍa (ज्ञानकाण्ड).—The path of philosophical speculation. One of the three departments of Vedic knowledge, jñāna-kāṇḍa is taught by the Kumāras. See Apara-vidyā, Karma-kāṇḍa, Upāsanā-kāṇḍa.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jnanakanda in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [J] · next »

Jñānakāṇḍa (ज्ञानकाण्ड).—that inner or esoteric portion of Veda which refers to true spiritual knowledge, or knowledge of the Supreme spirit, as distinguished from the knowledge of ceremonial rites (opp. karmakāṇḍa).

Derivable forms: jñānakāṇḍam (ज्ञानकाण्डम्).

Jñānakāṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and kāṇḍa (काण्ड).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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