Definition of prajna in English:



mass nounBuddhism
  • Direct insight into the truth taught by the Buddha, as a faculty required to attain enlightenment.

    • ‘We can no longer believe what our negative emotions are telling us, because prajna is bringing us in tune with deeper truths.’
    • ‘The process of deepening our understanding is referred to as the three levels of prajna, or the three prajnas.’
    • ‘With payu and prajna, we can learn from our mistakes.’
    • ‘The more you study, the more your knowledge develops, and that also develops the quality of prajna.’
    • ‘With prajna, we begin to see the whole chain reaction clearly.’


From Sanskrit prajñā.