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Anna

annindriyam A~n~naa, Omniscience

It is not the ability to know and see all things at all times,
it is the ability to know what one wishes to know whenever one wishes to know it.

 

References:

DhammaTalk, On Omniscience
[MN 90]
PTS, Middle Length Sayings, II, #90: At Kannakatthala, Horner, trans., pp309;
WP, Nanamoli/Bodhi, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, #90: At Kannakatthala
ATI: At Kannakatthala Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.
MN 112


Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward Warren
Anna Omniscience, Answer Knowledge Profound Knowledge, Knowledge Omnicience Final Knowledge, Knowledge Final Knowledge Knowledge Realization

 


 

Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
[EDITED ENTRY]

Anna: [Sk. ajna, = a + jna, cp. ajanati] knowledge, recognition, perfect knowledge, philosophic insight, knowledge par excellence, viz. Arahantship, saving knowledge, gnosis...M I.445; S I.4...24...II.221; V.69, 129...133, 237; A III.82, 143, 192; V.108... - annam vyakaroti to manifest ones Arahantship (by a discourse or by mere exclamation) Vin I.183; S II.51 sq., 120; IV.139; V.222; J I.140; II.333...

 


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