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Paññā

Wisdom

References:

Saŋyutta Nikāya, 48: Indriya Saŋyutta


Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
Paññā wisdom insight, wis-e, dom intuitive wisdom understanding, penetrative awareness, the primal knowledge wisdom wisdom intelligence discernment wisdom Insight [SN 5.48.51]

 

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

 

Paññā: [cp. Vedic prajñā, pa+jñā] intelligence, comprising all the higher faculties of cognition, "intellect as conversant with general truths" (Dial. II.68), reason, wisdom, insight, knowledge, recognition. See on term Mrs. Rh. D. "Buddhism" (1914) pp. 94, 130, 201...As tt. in Buddhist Psych. Ethics it comprises the highest and last stage as 3rd division in the standard "Code of religious practice" which leads to Arahantship or Final Emancipation. These 3 stages are: (1) sīla-kkhandha (or -sampadā), code of moral duties; (2) samādhi-kkhandha (or cittasampadā) code of emotional duties or practice of concentration and meditation; (3) paññā-kkhandha (or -sampadā) code of intellectual duties or practice of the attainment of highest knowledge. (See also jhāna) They are referred to in almost every Suttanta of Dīgha 1. (given in extenso at D I.62-85) and frequently mentioned elsewhere, cp. D II.81, 84, 91 (see khandha, citta and sīla). - D I.26=162 (-gatena caranti diṭṭhi-gatāni), 174 (-vāda), 195 (-pāripūrin); II.122 (ariyā); III.101, 158, 164, 183, 230, 237, 242, 284 sq.; S I.13=165 (sīla, citta, paññā), 17, 34, 55; II.185 (sammā-), 277; V.222 (ariyā); M I.144 (id.); III.99 (id.), 245 (paramā), 272 (sammā-); A I.61, 216; II.1 (ariyā); IV.105 (id.); III.106 (sīla, citta, p.), 352 (kusalesu dhammesu); IV.11 (id.); V.123 sq.;...
-indriya the faculty of reason (with sati- and samādhi-) D III.239, 278;...
-kkhandha the code of cognition (see above) Vin I.62; D III.229, 279;...It is always combd with sīla- and samādhi-kkhandha.
-cakkhu the eye of wisdom (one of the 5 kinds of extraordinary sight of a Buddha: see under cakkhumant) D III.219; S V.467; It 52;...
-dada giving or bestowing wisdom S I.33;...
-dhana the treasure of perfect knowledge (one of the 7 treasures, see dhana) D III.163, 251; A III.53;...
-bala the power of reason or insight, one of the 5 powers D III.229, 253; M III.72; A IV.363;...
-vimutti emancipation through insight or knowledge (always paired with ceto-vimutti) D I.156, 167; III.78, 102, 108, 132, 281;...

 


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