Share this entry

Share this page

prajna

Line breaks: prajna
Pronunciation: /ˈpraʒna
 
/

Definition of prajna in English:

noun

[mass noun] Buddhism
Direct insight into the truth taught by the Buddha, as a faculty required to attain enlightenment.
Example sentences
  • The process of deepening our understanding is referred to as the three levels of prajna, or the three prajnas.
  • We can no longer believe what our negative emotions are telling us, because prajna is bringing us in tune with deeper truths.
  • With payu and prajna, we can learn from our mistakes.

Origin

from Sanskrit prajñā.

Definition of prajna in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing