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jnana

[ juh-nah-nuh ]
/ dʒəˈnɑ nə /
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noun Hinduism.

knowledge acquired through meditation and study as a means of reaching Brahman.

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Also called Brahmajnana .

Origin of jnana

First recorded in 1820–30, from Sanskrit jñāna “knowledge,” equivalent to jñā- “to know” + -na noun suffix; see origin at know1

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Example sentences from the Web for jnana

  • The attempt to make religion consist of emotion without thought, of bhakti without jnana, had disastrous issues.

    Two Old Faiths|J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir
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