Tattvajnana, Tattvajñāna, Tattva-ajnana, Tattvājñāna, Tattva-jnana: 16 definitions


Tattvajnana means something in 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान) refers to “conclusive knowledge of fundamental truths”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान) refers to:—Knowledge or realization of the Absolute Truth. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान) refers to “knowledge of reality”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.26. Accordingly as Śiva said to Nanda, after the latter cursed Dakṣa (and others):—“[...] Who is this? Who are you? Who are these? In reality I am all. Consider everything in this light. In vain did you curse the Brahmins. Extracting the fundamental basis of the construction of the universe through the knowledge of reality (tattvajñāna), be enlightened and self-assured, O intelligent one. Be free from anger and other emotions”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान) refers to “knowledge of the highest reality”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] The highest reality [can] manifest spontaneously because of a [yoga] practice performed in another life, like a [former] idea [returns to] one who has awoken from sleep, without [any] teaching or the like. [However], for one whose practice is pure and who is peaceful, knowledge of the highest reality (tattvajñāna) appears in this very [birth] because of the Guru’s favour [which is won by] serving him. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान) refers to the “knowledge of truth”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] In other Śāstras, too, many precepts of wise men are heard which stimulate activity in those who conduct themselves properly in this world. Even a householder, who honestly earns his livelihood, and strives after the knowledge of truth (tattvajñāna-niṣṭha), and honours his guests, and offers oblations to the Manes, and tells the truth, attains liberation. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान) refers to the “conclusion as to what is the real essence” and represents one of the eight dhīguṇas (eight qualities), named in the Yogaśāstra, comentary p. 53a (Bhavnagar ed.).

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

1) Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान) refers to “true knowledge”, according to Pūjyapāda’s Sarvārthasiddhi.—Accordingly, “The structure of the universe has been described already. The universe is in the midst of non-universe space which is endless. The contemplation of the nature of the universe develops true knowledge (tattvajñānatattvajñānaviśuddhiḥ)”.

2) Tattvājñāna (तत्त्वाज्ञान) refers to the “ignorance of the reality of things”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the ignorance of the reality of things (vastutattvājñānam) for those who have adopted a heterodox doctrine (kudṛṣṭīnāṃ)]—Those who have adopted a heterodox doctrine, lacking in [knowledge of the highest] reality, proclaim various doctrines. They are not aware of the reality of things because they are not competent to examine that [doctrine]. The doctrine is said to be forbearance, humility, purity, straightforwardness, truth and restraint, celibacy, asceticism, renunciation and non-possession”.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान).—

1) knowledge of the truth.

2) a thorough knowledge of the principles of a science.

3) philosophy.

Derivable forms: tattvajñānam (तत्त्वज्ञानम्).

Tattvajñāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tattva and jñāna (ज्ञान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान).—n.

(-naṃ) Knowledge of divine truth. E. tattva as above, and jñāna knowledge.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान).—[neuter] knowledge of the truth, T. of a work.

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

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान):—[=tat-tva-jñāna] [from tat-tva > tat] n. knowledge of truth, thorough knowledge, insight into the true principles of [philosophy] [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान):—[tattva-jñāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Divine knowledge. Also tattvavijñānaṃ.

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tattvajñāna (ತತ್ತ್ವಜ್ಞಾನ):—[noun] knowledge of the truth; a thorough knowledge of the principles of philosophy or science.

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Tattvajñāna (तत्त्वज्ञान):—n. knowledge of the truth; a thorough knowledge of the principle of science;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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