Paññā

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One of the four main Buddhist meditation practices, together with anupassanā, samatha, and samādhi.  Means insight or wisdom, and refers to the meditation practice to attain a deep understanding of the true nature of worldly phenomena.  The first level (insight) involves the understanding and practice of the Buddha’s teachings; it still involves language and the intellect.  The second level combines samādhi and paññā, where intuitive, creative, spontaneous wisdom bursts forth from our innate Buddha nature when we dwell in the state of wordless awareness.

Refer to the text: “The Four Meditation Practices: anupassanā, samatha, samādhi, paññā” for more details.

P: paññā, S: prajñā, V: huệ (or tuệ)

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