Jnanayoga, Jñānayoga, Jnana-yoga, Jnana-Yoga: 9 definitions
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
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: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Jñānayoga (ज्ञानयोग) refers to “path of spiritual realization through a philosophical search for truth”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: 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.
Vedanta (school of philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study
Jñānayoga (ज्ञानयोग) refers to “union of knowledge”.—The esoteric spiritual practices of the fully enlightened being, or jñāni. An alternative meaning popularized by Svāmi Vivekānanda, is the quest for cognition through intellectual religious study, as one of four alternate paths to truth, the other tree being bhakti-yoga, karma-yoga and rāja-yoga.
Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jñānayoga (ज्ञानयोग).—[masculine] the practice of knowledge.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jñānayoga (ज्ञानयोग):—[=jñāna-yoga] [from jñāna > jñā] m. the Yoga as based on the acquisition of true knowledge (opposed to karma-y or the Yoga as based on performance of ceremonial rites), [Bhagavad-gītā iii, 3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa vi, 4, 42; Nāradīya-purāṇa; Matsya-purāṇa]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Jnanayogakhanda.
Ends with: Vijnanayoga.
Search found 27 books and stories containing Jnanayoga, Jñānayoga, Jnana-yoga, Jnana-Yoga, Jñāna-yoga; (plurals include: Jnanayogas, Jñānayogas, yogas, Yogas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Social philosophy of Swami Vivekananda (by Baruah Debajit)
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 Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 262 - Jñāna-Yoga Explained < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 264 - Tārakāsura Killed < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 263 - Origin of Matsyendranātha (Matsyendra-nātha) < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 3.3 < [Chapter 3 - Karma-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Action)]
Verse 18.63 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
Verse 8.22 < [Chapter 8 - Tāraka-brahma-yoga (the Yoga of Absolute Deliverance)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Nikhilananda)