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"Prajna" is Sanskrit for "consciousness" or "wisdom." Wisdom in the Mahayana sense is an intimate, intuitive experience of the true nature of reality that cannot be contained by conceptual knowledge or reached by intellect. This true nature is shunyata, "emptiness."

The realization of prajna often is equated with enlightenment itself.

Alternate Spellings: Panna (Pali)
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