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The English word Wisdom is used to translate two different Sanskrit terms:

  • prajñā (Tib. ཤེས་རབ་, shes rab) - is a mental factor that has the function of correctly discerning or analyzing things and events. It is also the sixth of the six paramitas within the Sanskrit tradition.
  • jñāna (Tib. ཡེ་ཤེས་, Wyl. ye shes) - is the primordial or non-dual aspect of wisdom (in the Sanskrit tradition)