Nirodhajnana, Nirodhajñāna, Nirodha-jnana: 3 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Nirodhajñāna (निरोधज्ञान) refers to the “knowledge of the cessation of suffering” and represents one of the eleven “eleven knowledges” (jñāna), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. Accordingly, “the knowledge of the cessation of suffering (nirodhajñāna) is the pure knowledge produced by considering this cessation as cessation, peaceful, excellent and bringing salvation”.
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
Nirodhajñāna (निरोधज्ञान) or simply Nirodha refers to the “knowledge of cessation” and represents the third 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., nirodha-jñāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirodhajñāna (निरोधज्ञान):—[=ni-rodha-jñāna] [from ni-rodha > ni-rudh] n. (with, [Buddhist literature]) one of the 10 kinds of knowledge, [Dharmasaṃgraha 93]
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.
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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]