Suvidhijnata, Suvidhijñatā, Suvidhi-jnata: 1 definition

Introduction:

Suvidhijnata 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Suvidhijnata in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Suvidhijñatā (सुविधिज्ञता) refers to the “knowledge of good planning”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 40).—Accordingly, “[Question].—The ten powers are knowledges and the four fearlessnesses (vaiśāradya) are also knowledges. What are the similarities and the differences? [Answer].—When the qualities of the Buddha are explained at length, this is bala; when they explained in brief, this is vaiśāradya. [...] The knowledge of good planning (suvidhijñatā) is bala; the application of this knowledge is vaiśāradya. Omniscience and the awareness [of things] in all their aspects is bala; the manifestation of this omniscience and this awareness of all the aspects is vaiśāradya. [...]”.

Mahayana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of suvidhijnata in the context of Mahayana from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: