Jnanayoga, aka: Jñānayoga, Jnana-yoga, Jnana-Yoga; 3 Definition(s)
Jnanayoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
PuranaSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Jñānayoga (ज्ञानयोग).—The process of approaching the Supreme by the cultivation of knowledge; the predominantly empirical process of linking with the Supreme, which is executed when one is still attached to mental speculation.Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
Jñānayoga (ज्ञानयोग).—contemplation as the principal means of, attaining the Supreme spirit or acquiring true or spiritual knowledge; ज्ञानयोगेन सांख्यानां कर्मयोगेण योगिनाम् (jñānayogena sāṃkhyānāṃ karmayogeṇa yoginām) Bg.3.3.
Derivable forms: jñānayogaḥ (ज्ञानयोगः).
Jñānayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and yoga (योग).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Search found 15 books and stories containing Jnanayoga, Jñānayoga, Jnana-yoga or Jnana-Yoga. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter II - Sciences connected with yoga < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter IX - Origin of yoga in the vedas < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter X - Rise of the heretical yogas < [The yoga philosophy]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 31 - Narada Instructs the Pracetas < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Chapter 20 - Pure Devotional Service Surpasses Knowledge and Detachment < [Canto XI - General History]
Chapter 28 - Jnana-yoga < [Canto XI - General History]
Mandukya Karika, verse 3.41 < [Chapter III - Advaita Prakarana (Non-duality)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 3.39 < [Chapter III - Advaita Prakarana (Non-duality)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.2 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - The Pañcarātra Literature < [Chapter XVI - The Pañcarātra]
Part 4 - Philosophy of the Jayākhya and other Saṃhitās < [Chapter XVI - The Pañcarātra]
Part 3 - Āḻvārs and Śrī-vaiṣṇavas on certain points of controversy in religious dogmas < [Chapter XVII - The Āḻvārs]
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)