Sarvajnata, Sarvajñatā, Sarva-jnata: 2 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Sarvajñatā (सर्वज्ञता, “omniscience”) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLII.—The bodhisattva aspires to omniscience (sarvajñatā), the knowledge of all dharmas, conditioned and unconditioned, isolated or grouped, existent or non-existent, true or false. There are two kinds of omniscience, perfect or imperfect: 1. Perfect omniscience cognizes all dharmas under their general characteristics (sāmānyalakṣaṇa) and their specific characteristics (svalakṣaṇa). As well, there are imperfect or incomplete omnisciences that bear upon only the general characteristics of the dharmas and a restricted number of the specific characteristics.
Buddha, Arhat and Pratyekabuddha have access to their respective omnisciences (sarvajñatā) or bodhis by using the paths or Vehicles of their choice. Each having attained their final goal, they no longer use the knowledge of the paths or the knowledge of the aspect of the paths. Indeed, they say: “The path already practiced by me is no longer to be practiced”. This is not the case for the Bodhisattvas who, from their first cittotpāda until their arrival at Buddhahood, are in the course of their career.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sarvajñatā (सर्वज्ञता):—[=sarva-jña-tā] [from sarva-jña > sarva] f. ([Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara]) omniscience
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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)
I. Difference between omniscience and the knowledge of all the aspects < [VII. Winning omniscience and the knowledge of all the aspects]
IV. True omniscience belongs to the Buddha < [VII. Winning omniscience and the knowledge of all the aspects]
Appendix 2 - Notes on the Buddha’s omniscience (sarvajñatā) < [Chapter I - Explanation of Arguments]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3394-3396 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Verse 3357 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Verse 3247-3263 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Nikhilananda)
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.88-89 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XIV - Cit-śakti (the Consciousness aspect of the Universe) < [Section 2 - Doctrine]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - Thought and its Object in Buddhism and in Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]