Jnani, Jñānī: 10 definitions

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Jnani means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Gyani.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Jñānī (ज्ञानी).—One who is engaged in the cultivation of knowledge (especially by philosophical speculation). Upon attaining perfection, a jñānī surrenders to Kṛṣṇa; This Sanskrit term is related in both form and meaning to the English word know via the Greek word gnsis. In Vedic terminology, there is jñāna and vijñāna. Jñāna refers to the knowledge of the self as not the body, whereas vijñāna refers to knowledge of the self's relationship to the Supreme Self.

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Jñānī (ज्ञानी).—Materialistic persons who cannot are generally known as karmīs or jñānīs. The jñānīs are mental speculators who simply try to understand what is spirit and what is soul. Their process is neti neti: "This is not spirit, this is not Brahman." The jñānīs are a little more advanced than the dull-headed karmīs, who are simply interested in sense gratification.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Jñānī (ज्ञानी) refers to “one in search of knowledge, either impersonal or personal”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Jñānī (ज्ञानी) refers to:—One who pursues the path of jñāna, knowledge directed towards impersonal liberation. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Jñānī (ज्ञानी) refers to:—One who pursues the path of jñāna, or knowledge, directed towards impersonal liberation; one in search of knowledge, impersonal or transcendental. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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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’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jñānī (ज्ञानी).—A God of the Rohita gaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 85. {@Ṭ@} to {@Ṇ@}
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jñānī (ज्ञानी).—a (S) Wise, sensible, knowing, intelligent, that has knowledge or understanding. 2 By eminence. That possesses religious knowledge. See jñāna Sig. II.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

jñānī (ज्ञानी).—a Wise, sensible, knowing. That possesses religious knowledge.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jñānī (ज्ञानी) [Also spelled gyani]:—(a) wise; learned, knowledgeable, well-informed; one who has attained self-realisation; -[dhyānī] devoted to meditation/spiritual pursuits.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jñāni (ಜ್ಞಾನಿ):—

1) [noun] a wise and learned man; a man having judgement, sagacity, judiciousness and scholarship.

2) [noun] a man having spiritual knowledge or who has realised the spiritual truth.

3) [noun] a man who studies the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and interprets their supposed influence on human affairs; an astrologer.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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