What is the difference between vijjā and nana ?

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James Tan
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What is the difference between vijjā and nana ?

Post by James Tan » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:32 am

Greetings ,

Vijjā is the opposite of Avijja right ?
Some translation is Knowledge .
Nana is also knowledge , so ,
What is the difference between both ?

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Re: What is the difference between vijjā and nana ?

Post by markandeya » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:38 am

From Sanskrit

Vidya means Insight Knowledge into Essence of Ultimate nature per Sanskrit. vi is dharma vehicle, inner or internal to outward going mind and senses.

Jnana is direct Ultimate Experience of Absolute Reality~Knowing

vi means Inner so can be seen as precursory to Enlightenment.

They usually are related to the English word knowledge. For the sake of example we can use lower case k and higher case K, knowledge ( lower case k) is learned knowledge through external source books, listening to others and information based knowledge, this may not produce vijana or Direct Experience, but may lead to it once that form of learning is abandoned or transcended or applied to the inward going mind, vidya is related to sri or devi and is female manifestation of mantra, man~mind or measurements and tra vibration, mantra together frees ones manas via vibration from the capacity of perception to measure, mantra produced by vi and jnana, we could say vi is female and Jnana as male, but I would prefer shiva and shakti as a higher expression of unified duality, vi starts to develop when mind turns inwards, when mind turns inwards it becomes Mind. Knowledge ( Higher case K, is experiential and cognitive~ Gnostic) is that which is directly experienced and is ultimate~ its synonymous with full enlightenment, whereas knowledge is agnostic, empirical and mundane in most instances, vidya ~vijnana is that which give direct route or understanding of Absolute, when mind and five senses takes refuge in buddha dharma, Awakened Reality.

In context Pali translations will be much appreciated


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