The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Vijnana - the act of distinguishing or discerning , understanding , comprehending , recognizing, worldly or profane knowledge


Vijnanabhairava

vijñāna

vi-jñā́na [p= 961,2] [L=195266]
(ifc. f(ā).) the act of distinguishing or discerning , understanding , comprehending , recognizing , intelligence , knowledge AV. &c

Uttamac.

Sus3r.

opp. to jñāna , " knowledge of the true nature of God ") Mn. MBh. &c

MBh. R. &c

= manas) BhP.

ifc.) the understanding of (a particular meaning) , regarding as Ka1s3. on Pa1n2. 2-3 , 17 ; 66 &c

skandhas , also considered as one of the 6 elements or dhātus , and as one of the 12 links of the chain of causation) Dharmas. 22 ; 42 ; 58 (cf. MWB. 102 ; 109)



(H2) n.
[L=195267]skill , proficiency , art
[L=195268]science , doctrine
[L=195269]worldly or profane knowledge (
[L=195270]the faculty of discernment or of right judgement
[L=195271]the organ of knowledge (
[L=195272](
[L=195273](with Buddhists) consciousness or thought-faculty (one of the 5 constituent elements or
vijñatā
vi-jña---tā [p= 961,1] [L=195245]
wisdom , skill , cleverness W.
(H3) f.
 vijñatva
vi-jña---tva [L=195245.1]
wisdom , skill , cleverness W.


(H3) n.
vijñā
vi- √ jñā [p= 961,1] [L=195231]
-jānāti , -jānīte , to distinguish , discern , observe , investigate , recognize , ascertain , know , understand RV. &c &c (with na and inf. " to know not how to ")  ; 
to have right knowledge ,
Kat2hUp.  ; 
to become wise or learned
Mn. iv , 20  ; 
to hear or learn from (
gen.) ChUp. MBh.  ; 
to recognize in (
loc.) Pan5cat.  ; 
to look upon or regard or consider as (two
acc.) Mn. MBh. &c  ; 
to learn or understand that (two
acc. or yat) MBh. Ka1v. &c  ; 
to explain , declare
BhP. : Pass. -jñāyate , to be distinguished or discerned &c  ; 
(
esp. 3. sg. , " it is known or understood " S3Br. ; " it is recognized or prescribed " , scil. by authorities Gr2S3rS ; and in gram. mā vi-jñāyi with preceding nom. , " let this not be considered as ") : Caus. -jñapayati , or -jñāpayati (rarely °te ; aor. vy-ājijñapat) , to make known , declare , report , communicate S3Br. &c  ; 
to ask or request anything
Hariv.  ; 
to declare or tell that (two
acc.) R.  ; 
to apprise , teach , instruct , ask , beg (with
acc. of pers. ; and dat. of thing , or with artham ifc. , or prati and acc.) S3Br. &c  ; 
to inform of or about (two
acc.) Ra1jat. : Pass. (only Cond. vy-ajñāpayiyata , with v.l. °yat) , to become manifest , appear ChUp. vii , 2 , 1 : Desid. of Caus. » vi-jijñāpayiā below (cf. also vi-jñīpsu): Desid. -jijñāsati , °te , to wish to understand or know &c TS. ChUp.
(H1) P. A1.