Definitions

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

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit ज्ञान (jñāna, "knowledge").

Examples

  • If you purify it completely, you can achieve great knowledge, this system of yoga is called jnana yoga or the path of wisdom.

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  • If you purify it completely, you can achieve great knowledge, this system of yoga is called jnana yoga or the path of wisdom.

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  • If you purify it completely, you can achieve great knowledge, this system of yoga is called jnana yoga or the path of wisdom.

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  • If you purify it completely, you can achieve great knowledge, this system of yoga is called jnana yoga or the path of wisdom.

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  • If you purify it completely, you can achieve great knowledge, this system of yoga is called jnana yoga or the path of wisdom.

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  • If you purify it completely, you can achieve great knowledge, this system of yoga is called jnana yoga or the path of wisdom.

    ideonexus.com »2007» February

  • The yoga he admired was of the philosophical variety that sought the “yoking” of the mind, what Hindus speak of as jnana yoga, not the lower form caricatured in the West as the practice of lying upon a bed of spiked nails or gazing steadfastly at the sun.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • One of the major causes of illness according to the Ayurveda is called jnana-aparadha or offense against knowledge.

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  • One cannot expect Dowd to note that the Bhagavad Gita describes three yogic pathways, jnana (knowledge), bhakti (devotion) and karma (action), or that the Yoga Sutras -- the text most modern yogis consider authoritative -- is almost entirely about consciousness, with barely a mention of asana (and that in the context of sitting posture).

    Philip Goldberg: Maureen Dowd's Take on Yoga

  • One cannot expect Dowd to note that the Bhagavad Gita describes three yogic pathways, jnana (knowledge), bhakti (devotion) and karma (action), or that the Yoga Sutras -- the text most modern yogis consider authoritative -- is almost entirely about consciousness, with barely a mention of asana (and that in the context of sitting posture).

    Philip Goldberg: Maureen Dowd's Take on Yoga

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  • Knowledge obtained through meditation. (from Phrontistery)

    May 22, 2008

  • 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