[INDOLOGY] Appropriate meaning of the word"Vigyan"

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 20:10:38 UTC 2020

Dear Alakendu Das,

First, may I suggest that you use the International Alphabet of Sanskrit
Transliteration for writing Sanskrit words? This is what Indologists are
accustomed to. Thus, your vigyan would be written as vijñāna.

As you noted in your query of Nov. 13, the meaning of vijñāna in Buddhist
texts somewhat differs from its meaning in Hindu texts. In both cases, the
meaning of vijñāna comes out in juxtaposition with jñāna. An article on
this by Franklin Edgerton was published in 1933, "Jñāna  and vijñāna,"
drawing on Hindu texts. I have scanned my photocopy of it and attached a
PDF of the scan.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 12:35 AM alakendu das via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> To All,
> Can anyone kindly enlighten me on true implication of the word "Vigyan"in
> the light of Indian Philosophy.I am aware of it's implication in Buddhist
> philosophy . However,I am eager to know it's true meaning in the context of
> Indian Philosophy .
> Regards
> Alakendu Das
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