Margajnana, Mārgajñāna, Marga-jnana: 2 definitions
Margajnana means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mārgajñāna (मार्गज्ञान) refers to the “knowledge of the path of cessation” and represents one of the eleven “eleven knowledges” (jñāna), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. Accordingly, “the knowledge of the path of cessation (mārgajñāna) is the pure knowledge produced by considering this path as path, logical, attainment and ultimate exit”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Mārgajñāna (मार्गज्ञान) or simply Mārga refers to the “knowledge of path” and represents the fourth of the “ten knowledges” (jñāna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 93). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., mārga-jñāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. The Ten Knowledges (daśa-jñāna) according to the Abhidharma < [Part 1 - The eleven knowledges (jñāna, ñāṇa)]
Note (2): The Ten Knowledges in the Sanskrit Abhidharma < [Part 1 - The eleven knowledges (jñāna, ñāṇa)]
Part 1 - The eleven knowledges (jñāna, ñāṇa) < [Chapter XXXVIII - The Eleven Knowledges, the Three Meditative Stabilizations and the Three Faculties]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)