glossary

(Sanskrit, "consciousness, knowing")

  1. In Hindu Vedanta, this term is used to describe the type of knowledge of the terrestrial or materialistic mind; i.e. vi- "small" + jnana, "knowledge."
  2. In Buddhism, Vijnana is the fifth skandha and relates to the function of consciousness.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The most tranquil moments of life are precisely the least favorable for the work upon oneself."