Samyagjnana, Samyagjñāna, Saṃyagjñāna, Saṃyaṅjñāna, Samyanjnana, Samyanc-jnana, Samyac-jnana, Samyaṅjñāna: 9 definitions


Samyagjnana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Samyagjnana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Samyagjñāna (सम्यग्ज्ञान) refers to “right knowledge”, according to the Kulapañcāśikā, an unpublished text attributed to Matsyendranātha teaching secrecy.—Accordingly, “O goddess, one who has matted hair, (or a) shaved head, is covered in ashes and, adorned with the five insignias, observes (the ascetic’s) vow and conduct, one who practices ritual intercourse and is dedicated to drinking as Kaulas do (vīrapāna) within my body is, O Maheśvarī, one who knows (the teachings of the) Kula and is fit by virtue of each one of these (practices) for union (with the Yoginīs). Endowed with right knowledge [i.e., samyagjñāna], O goddess, he unites (with the Yoginīs) in (each) sacred seat, field and village, if he is dedicated to the wisdom of (his) teacher”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Samyagjñāna (सम्यग्ज्ञान) refers to “right knowledge”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ Āḥ Hūṃ to the highest beautiful feet of the sacred true Guru, To the maker of right knowledge becoming manifest (samyagjñāna-avabhāsana), homage Hūṃ”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Samyagjnana in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Samyagjñāna (सम्यग्ज्ञान) refers to “right-knowledge”, as mentioned in chapter 1.3 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as mentioned in Ṛṣabha’s sermon:—

“[...] mokṣa is attained by those who practice unceasingly the brilliant triad of knowledge, faith, and conduct. Among these, exact knowledge which comes from a summary or detailed study of the principles, jīva, etc., is called ‘right-knowledge’ (samyagjñāna)”.

Right-knowledge (samyagjñāna) is considered five-fold (with their subordinate divisions):

  1. mati-jñāna,
  2. śruta-jñāna,
  3. avadhi-jñāna,
  4. manaḥparyāya-jñāna,
  5. kevala-jñāna.
Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra

Samyagjñāna (सम्यग्ज्ञान, “right knowledge”).—What is meant by right knowledge? Right knowledge means to know all entities (like jīva, matter, etc) exactly as they are, free from doubt / hankering or contradiction.

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Samyagjñāna (सम्यग्ज्ञान) refers to “right knowledge”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “And having duly found the path consisting of the Three Jewels [com.—consisting of right knowledge, right faith and right conduct (samyagjñānadarśanacāritrātmakaṃ)], some whose minds are entirely stupefied by the poison of excessive wrong faith, give up. Some person destroys himself, someone is destroyed by those who have destroyed [themselves] and someone is diverted from the path [to liberation] by the teachings of fierce heretics”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samyagjnana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samyagjñāna (सम्यग्ज्ञान).—right knowledge.

Derivable forms: samyagjñānam (सम्यग्ज्ञानम्).

Samyagjñāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms samyac and jñāna (ज्ञान). See also (synonyms): samyaṅjñāna.

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Samyaṅjñāna (सम्यङ्ज्ञान).—right knowledge.

Derivable forms: samyaṅjñānam (सम्यङ्ज्ञानम्).

Samyaṅjñāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms samyañc and jñāna (ज्ञान). See also (synonyms): samyagjñāna.

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

Samyagjñāna (सम्यग्ज्ञान):—[=samyag-jñāna] [from samyag > samy-añc] n. r° knowledge (See ratna-traya)

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Samyagjnana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samyagjnana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samyagjñāna (ಸಮ್ಯಗ್ಜ್ಞಾನ):—

1) [noun] the right knowledge.

2) [noun] the perfect knowledge of Jaina religion and philosophy.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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