glossary

(Sanskrit, “discriminative awareness,” “consciousness” or “wisdom.” In Tibetan, shes rab) Literally “perfect knowledge.”

  1. In Hinduism: The third of the four states of the consciousness of Atman. In the Mandukya Upanishad, Prajna is described as a state of blissful, cognizant, dreamless sleep.

  2. In Buddhism: This term is defined by its context; it can mean intuitive wisdom, understanding, intelligence, discrimination, or judgment. In Buddhist philosophy, prajna describes the faculty of discriminative awareness that can see the true nature - the emptiness or void - of all things. Prajna is the highest paramita (conscious attitude or virtue).

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We need to liberate our intelligence from all types of sects, religions, schools, political parties, concepts of country and flags, theories, etc."

Samael Aun Weor