Kevalajnana, Kevala-jnana, Kevalajñāna: 4 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: JAINpedia: Jainism
Kevalajñāna (केवलज्ञान) in Sanskrit (Kevalanāṇa in Prakrit) is another name for Kevala, which refers to “omniscience” and represents one of the five types of knowledge, as explained in the Nandīsūtra.—The heart of the Nandī-sūtra deals with the concept of cognition or knowledge in its various divisions and subdivisions. This is also an appropriate topic for a text that transcends all categories in the Śvetāmbara canon, for it can be regarded as a prerequisite to the scriptures. First comes the list of the five types of knowledge [viz., kevalajñāna, “omniscience”], known from other sources as well, such as the Tattvārtha-sūtra I. 9-33
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Kevala-jñāna.—(HA), Jain; omniscience; a technical term for the highest knowledge; the Jain doctrine of unity (IA 18). Note: kevala-jñāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kevalajñāna (केवलज्ञान).—the highest possible knowledge, (Jaina Phil.).
Derivable forms: kevalajñānam (केवलज्ञानम्).
Kevalajñāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kevala and jñāna (ज्ञान).
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Kevalajñāna (केवलज्ञान).—highest Knowledge; जयन्ति ते जिना येषां केवलज्ञानशालिनाम् (jayanti te jinā yeṣāṃ kevalajñānaśālinām) Pt.5.12.
Derivable forms: kevalajñānam (केवलज्ञानम्).
Kevalajñāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kevala and jñāna (ज्ञान).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kevalajñāna (केवलज्ञान):—[=kevala-jñāna] [from kevala] n. the highest possible knowledge, [Jaina literature]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Search found 4 books and stories containing Kevalajnana, Kevala-jnana, Kevala-jñāna, Kevalajñāna; (plurals include: Kevalajnanas, jnanas, jñānas, Kevalajñānas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter V.e - Prabhācandra’s view about omniscience (kevala-jñāna) < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]
Chapter I.c - The lives of the Tīrthaṅkaras < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Chapter IV.d - The classifications of the Jīva < [Chapter IV - The concept of Self]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 23 - Mokṣa (emancipation) < [Chapter VI - The Jaina Philosophy]
Part 15 - Karma Theory < [Chapter VI - The Jaina Philosophy]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 17: Bharata’s grief < [Chapter VI]
Appendix 1.6: New and rare words < [Appendices]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)