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- v. To know or be aware of.
- v. To select a pattern of information and assign it as an entity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To know or perceive; to recognize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make an object of cognition or thought; perceive; become conscious of; know. Also spelled cognise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
Such beings validly cognize a karmic tendency on someone’s mental continuum as having certainty concerning what it will ripen into, but only within the range of that number of eons.
The ineffable nature of the crimes against nature and humanity are such that we call upon comic relief to alleviate the pain, as to directly cognize, as the famous, Armenian mystic, G.I.
Together we can see and feel, directly cognize, and intuit a glorious future that is possible to create here and now, in the present moment -- not as a remote ideal but as the most screamingly imminent potential imaginable.
However, the stress pattern is different from what you find in “cognize”.
According to the Gelug interpretation of Svatantrika, this means that both the proponent and opponent validly cognize defining characteristics (mtshan-nyid) findable on the sides of these items that establish the conventional existence of these items.
Some limited beings, before attaining Buddhahood, are able to validly cognize certain “results, which are not yet happening” as a feature of their rebirth state or as an aftermath of strong imprints from attainments gained from meditation done in former lives.
In other words, we can validly cognize only one moment at a time: prior moments and later moments are presently invalid, though existent.
Regardless of our level of attainment, when we cognize the presently-happening five aggregate factors on our own mental continuum and thus cognize our own mental continuum and our own mere “me,” all the other noncongruent affecting variables imputable on our mental continuum also appear to our cognition.
Such advanced awareness enables us to cognize, for example, validly and nonconceptually, the forms of our bodies in lifetimes that are no longer happening, and the activities done then, in that form, which are no longer happening.
For example, arya bodhisattvas with a first-level bhumi mind will validly cognize those phenomena among them related to a hundred eons before and after the presently-happening moment.