Jnanayoga, aka: Jñānayoga, Jnana-yoga, Jnana-Yoga; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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Jñānayoga (ज्ञानयोग).—For the ascetic and the detached. A true jñāni forgets himself;1 resultant of Karma Yoga.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 20. 6-7; 28. 9 and 31.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 52. 5-11.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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
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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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