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