sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 21 00:17:56 CST 2003
It is a common observation that the following
terms are generally interpreted to mean knowledge:
1. jnAna, 2. vidyA, 3. vijnAna.
As per my understanding:
jnAna - fundamental basic knowledge.
vijnAna - specific knowledge, derived from jnAna.
vidyA - involves both jnAna and vijnAna and is
generally concerned with how to deal with different
aspects of prakRti. Number of vidyA-s is infinite.
However some vidyA-s are very comprehensive and
general. These are given the status of brahma
avidyA - that which is opposite of vidyA.
ajnAna - that which is opposite of jnAna.
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