Parijnaya, Parijñāya: 2 definitions


Parijnaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Parijnaya in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Parijñāya (परिज्ञाय) refers to the “three comprehensions” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 92):

  1. pūrvānta-koṭi-parijñāya (comprehension of the beginning time),
  2. aparānta-koṭi-parijñāya (comprehension of the end time),
  3. catur-māra-koṭi-parijñāya (comprehension of the time having four destroyers).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., parijñāya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parijnaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parijñāya (परिज्ञाय).—ind. Having known or ascertained. E. pari, and jñāya having known.

context information

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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