Samatajnana, Samatājñāna, Samata-jnana: 3 definitions



Samatajnana 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»] — Samatajnana in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Samatājñāna (समताज्ञान) or simply Samatā refers to the “knowledge of equalit” and represents the second 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., samatā-jñāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samatajnana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samatājñāna (समताज्ञान).—one of the 5 jñāna (q.v.): Mahāvyutpatti 112 = Tibetan mñam pa ñid kyi ye śes (lit. translation(s)); Dharmasaṃgraha 94.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samatājñāna (समताज्ञान):—[=sama-tā-jñāna] [from sama-tā > sama] n. (with Buddhists) one of the 5 kinds of knowledge, [Dharmasaṃgraha 94.]

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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