Prajnendriya, aka: Prajñendriya, Prajna-indriya; 2 Definition(s)
Prajnendriya 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)
Prajñendriya (प्रज्ञेन्द्रिय) refers to the “faculty of wisdom” and represents one of the five faculties (pañcendriya) forming part of the thirty-seven auxiliaries to enlightenment (bodhipākṣika), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.—Accordingly, “he considers (samanupaśyati) the four truths and the True nature (bhūtalakṣaṇa): this is called the ‘faculty of wisdom’ (prajñendriya)”.
Also, “when, in view of the Path and the dharmas adjuvant to the Path, he considers (anupaśyati) the sixteen aspects of the truths (ṣoḍaśākāra), impermanence (anitya), etc., that is the faculty of wisdom (prajñendriya)”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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)
Prajñendriya (प्रज्ञेन्द्रिय) or simply Prajñā refers to the “faculty of wisdom” and represents one of the “five faculties” (pañcendriya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 47), itself forming part of the “thirty-seven things on the side of awakening” (bodhipākṣika-dharma). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., prajñā-indriya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
E.4. The Five Faculties (pañcendriya) < [Abhidharma auxiliaries (E): Detailed study of the auxiliaries]
Abhidharma auxiliaries (B): The elements constituting the thirty-seven auxiliaries < [Part 2 - The auxiliaries according to the Abhidharma]
Mahāyāna auxiliaries (D): The five faculties < [Part 3 - The auxiliaries according to the Mahāyāna]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)