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  • n. knowledge, as acquired through meditation, that one's self (atman) is identical with Ultimate Reality Brahman.
  • n. pure awareness that is free of conceptual encumbrances.

Etymologies

From Sanskrit ज्ञान (jñāna, "knowledge"). (Wiktionary)

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  • ज�?ञान is the Sanskrit term for knowledge or philosophy.

    In Buddhism, it refers to pure awareness that is free of conceptual encumbrances, and is contrasted with vijnana, which is a moment of 'divided knowing'.

    In Hinduism it means true knowledge, the knowledge that one's self (atman) is identical with Ultimate Reality Brahman.

    October 30, 2008

  • Knowledge obtained through meditation. (from Phrontistery)

    May 22, 2008