Talk:Prajñā (Buddhism)

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Tibetan Script[edit]

The transliteration is present, but not the actual Tibetan script. I believe it's a subset of Prajnaparamita's script (which is present in that article), but not sure how it breaks down. This would be a useful addition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RebelBodhi (talkcontribs) 15:43, 12 May 2012 (UTC)


I would like to insert the following, *The Black Crown of the Karmapas Kagyü Lineage, see The Two Wisdoms of the Buddha. but still I don't know whether those two wisdoms are considered to represent Prajna, too.

Austerlitz -- (talk) 09:34, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Move suggestion[edit]

Article should be moved to either Wisdom in Buddhism or Wisdom (Buddhism) to meet the guidelines of headlines: "Use the most commonly used English version of the name of the subject as the title of the article, as you would find it in verifiable reliable sources (for example other encyclopedias and reference works). (...) The native spelling of a name should generally be included in the first line of the article, with a transliteration if the anglicization isn't identical; redirects from non-English names are encouraged." WP:ENGLISH Siru108 (talk) 17:25, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Any objection?

Not from me. It should, indeed, be done. Also see Faith in Buddhism which was recently renamed the Sanskrit word improperly. Mitsube (talk) 02:47, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
Only possible concern is that Jñāna is sometimes also translated as wisdom.Sylvain1972 (talk) 16:12, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Female deity[edit]

There are a number of generalist sources (The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons; Michael Jordan's Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses) that report a female Buddhist deity of wisdom called Prajna - descriptions imply a personification of the concept described in this article. Numerous online articles from Buddhist sources also support this; several refer to Prajna as a fundamental (female) principle. However, there is no mention here. Surely she should be mentioned if this encyclopaedia is to be thorough? A disambiguation page would help. The Lesser Merlin (talk) 11:34, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Indic tradition[edit]

I've removed the following recent addition to the lead:

Prajna is also a term from Indic traditions and is discussed in the Mandukya Upanishad (also spelled Upanisad). Here its meaning is one that is used to describe one of four states of consciousness: Vaisvanara, the waking state of the physical world, Taijasa, the dream state, prajna, the state of deep sleep in which oneness is realized, and turiya, the integration of all of these three states of consciousness.

The text of the The Mandukya Upanishad does appear to contain the word prajna. Naturally; it's a sanskrit word. But the above conclusion is WP:OR. Joshua Jonathan (talk) 05:27, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


I've removed a lot of text, which obscured the meaning of "prajna". The Pali-section was an anthology of the Pali-canon, hard to follow even for an insider like me. Same for the Tibetan quotes; undue length. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 14:32, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

"prajna"(ප්‍රඥා) is not just Wisdom. when wrong translation is used the real mening of "prajna" is lost. would say conception,comprehension,knowing etc, not just Wisdom.--RsEkanayake 14:34, 18 September 2016 (UTC)