Wisdom in Buddhism

Wisdom In Buddhism

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Perfections
10 pāramī
dāna
sīla
nekkhamma
paññā
viriya
khanti
sacca
adhiṭṭhāna
mettā
upekkhā
6 pāramitā
dāna
sīla
kṣānti
vīrya
dhyāna
prajñā
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Prajñā (Sanskrit: प्रज्ञा) or paññā (Pāli) is wisdom, understanding, discernment, insight, or cognitive acuity. It is one of three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path. Such wisdom is understood to exist in the universal flux of being and can be intuitively experienced through meditation. In some sects of Buddhism, it is especially the wisdom that is based on the direct realization of such things as the four noble truths, impermanence, interdependent origination, non-self and emptiness. Prajñā is the wisdom that is able to extinguish afflictions (kleśas) and bring about enlightenment.

Read more about Wisdom In Buddhism:  Etymology, In The Pāli Canon, From The Visuddhimagga, From The Prajñā-pāramitā Sutras, Huineng and The Practice of Wisdom, As A Perfection, Three prajñās or mūla Prajñā

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