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prajna  Term Image (prājñā — alt: prajñā) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: As (1) prājñā: A state of deep sleep; as (2) prajñā: Wisdom; pure consciousness.
Long Description: As (1) prājñā: The individual being in the state (avasthā ) of deep sleep wherein the activity of the mind temporarily ceases and an unconscious, but fleeting, union with Brahman occurs; As (2) Prajñā: A Sanskrit term that denotes transcendental wisdom. It is considered one of the most important pillars of Mahāyāna Buddhism, including Zen.
Source(s): Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge, Cream of Liberation Translated by Swami Sri Ramanananda Saraswathi
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Related Terms: su?upti
Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms