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Praj˝ā (Sanskrit; Pali: pa˝˝ā; Tibetan: shes rab, Chinese: 般若, banruo) meaning "wisdom," "cognitive acuity;" or "know-how" -- but especially the Buddhist wisdom that is based on a realization of dependent origination, not-self, emptiness, etc. Praj˝ā is the wisdom that is able to extinguish afflictions and bring about enlightenment. The Praj˝ā-pāramitā Sutras, such as the Heart Sutra, describe it as supreme, highest, incomparable, unequalled, and unsurpassed. It is spoken of as the principal means, by its enlightenment, of attaining nirvana, through its revelation of the true nature of all things. Praj˝ā is also listed as the sixth of the six paramitas.


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  • Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (http://www.acmuller.net/cgi-bin/search-ddb4.pl?Terms=般若) (log in with userID "guest")

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Prajna (706 words)
Prajna formed very recently (late 2003) and has been rehearsing and composing material on the weekends off and on for about 5 or 6 months.
First of all, the word ┬ôprajna┬ö is a Buddhist term that means (roughly) 'inner flight.' So here┬ĺs what that means to me. In the modern world, I believe there is a powerful, yet widely undiagnosed, sentiment of escapism.
So, Prajna, to me is the act of attempting an escape from the this crippling desire to be complete and to gain this completeness from a bunch of shit that is basically full of shit, and also, a simultaneous acceptance and rebellion against the de-humanizing of the modern world.
About Prajna (248 words)
In 1986 Prajna was introduced to non-dual wisdom through a non-denominational community that emphasized the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Nirsadagatta Maharaj, Anandamayama, Christ, Bankei, Buddha, and similar Sages and Mystics.
At the core of Prajna’s work is seeing and dissolving unconscious patterns that are innocently passed on from one generation to the next and add to our collective unconsciousness and prevent spirit from fully embodying human form.
Prajna holds deep appreciation to Adyashanti, who has offered her invaluable assistance as a mentor and friend.
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