intelligence, comprising all the higher faculties of cognition, “intellect as conversant with general truths” (Dial. ii.68), reason wisdom, insight, knowledge, recognition. See on term Mrs. Rh. D. “Buddhism” (1914) pp. 94, 130, 201; also Cpd. 40, 41, 102 and discussion of term at Dhs. trsl. 17 339, cp. scholastic definition with all the synonyms of intellectual attainment at Cnd.380 = Dhs.16 (paññā pajānanā vicayo etc.). As tt. in Buddhist Psych Ethics it comprises the highest and last stage as 3rd division in the standard “Code of religious practice which leads to Arahantship or Final Emancipation These 3 stages are: 1 sīla-kkhandha (or ˚sampadā) code of moral duties; 2 samādhi-kkhandha (or cittasampadā) code of emotional duties or practice of concentration & meditation; 3 paññā-kkhandha (or ˚sampadā) code of intellectual duties or practice of the attainment of highest knowledge. (See also jhāna1. They are referred to in almost every Suttanta of Dīgha vol. i (given in extenso at DN.i.62–DN.i.85) and frequently mentioned elsewhere, cp. DN.ii.81, DN.ii.84, DN.ii.91 (see khandha, citta sīla)
■ DN.i.26 = DN.i.162 (˚gatena caranti diṭṭhigatāni), 174 (˚vāda), DN.i.195 (˚pāripūrin); DN.ii.122 (ariyā); DN.iii.101 DN.iii.158, DN.iii.164, DN.iii.183, DN.iii.230, DN.iii.237, DN.iii.242, DN.iii.284 sq.; SN.i.13 = SN.i.165 (sīla citta, paññā), SN.i.17, SN.i.34, SN.i.55; SN.ii.185 (sammā˚), SN.ii.277; SN.v.222 (ariyā); MN.i.144 (id.); MN.iii.99 (id.), MN.iii.245 (paramā), MN.iii.272 (sammā˚); AN.i.61, AN.i.216; AN.ii.1 (ariyā); AN.iv.105 (id.), AN.iii.106 (sīla, citta, p.), AN.iv.352 (kusalesu dhammesu); AN.iv.11 (id.); AN.v.123 sq.; Iti.35, Iti.40 (˚uttara), Iti.51 (sīlaṃ samādhi p. ca), Iti.112 (ariyā˚); Snp.77, Snp.329, Snp.432, Snp.881, Snp.1036 and passim; Dhp.38, Dhp.152, Dhp.372; Mnd.77; Cnd.380; Pts.i.53 Pts.i.64 sq., Pts.i.71 sq., Pts.i.102 sq., Pts.i.119; Pts.ii.150 sq., Pts.ii.162, Pts.ii.185 sq. Pp.25, Pp.35, Pp.54 (˚sampadā); Dhs.16, Dhs.20, Dhs.555; Ne.8, Ne.15 Ne.17, Ne.28, Ne.54, Ne.191; Vb-a.140, Vb-a.396; Pv-a.40 (paññāya abhāvato for lack of reason); Sdhp.343. On paññāya see sep. article. See also adhipanna (adhisīla, adhicitta +).

  • -ādhipateyya the supremacy of wisdom AN.ii.137
  • -indriya the faculty of reason (with sati˚ & samādhi˚) DN.iii.239, DN.iii.278 Dhs.16 Dhs.20 etc.; Netti.7, Netti.15 sq; Netti.191
  • -obhāsa the lustre of wisdom Pts.i.119 Dhs.16 Dhs.20 etc
  • -kkhandha the code of cognition ‣See above Vin.i.62 DN.iii.229 DN.iii.279 Iti.51 Nd1.21; Netti.70, Netti.90, Netti.128. It is always combined with sīla˚ & samādhi-kkhandha
  • -cakkhu the eye of wisdom (one of the 5 kinds of extraordinary sight of a Buddha ‣See under cakkhumant) DN.iii.219 SN.v.467 Iti.52 Nd1.354 Cnd.235
  • -dada giving or bestowing wisdom SN.i.33 Snp.177
  • -dhana the treasure of perfect knowledge (one of the 7 treasures ‣See dhana) DN.iii.163 DN.iii.251 AN.iii.53 Vv-a.113
  • -nirodhika tending to the destruction of reason SN.v.97 Iti.82
  • -paṭilābha acquisition of wisdom SN.v.411 AN.i.45 Pts.ii.189
  • -pāsāda the stronghold of supreme knowledge Dhp.28 (= dibba-cakkhuṁ sankhātaṁ ˚ṁ)
  • -bala the power of reason or insight, one of the 5 powers DN.iii.229 DN.iii.253 MN.iii.72 AN.iv.363 Snp.212 Dhs.16 Dhs.20 etc.; Netti.54 Netti.191 Vv-a.7
  • -bāhulla wealth or plenty of wisdom SN.v.411 AN.i.45
  • -bhūmi ground or stage of wisdom; a name given to the Paṭicca-samuppāda by Buddhaghosa at Vism xvii, pp. 517 sq. (˚niddesa)
  • -ratana the gem of reason or knowledge Dhs.16 Dhs.20 etc
  • -vimutta freed by reason DN.ii.70 DN.iii.105 DN.iii.254 MN.i.35 MN.i.477 AN.i.61 AN.ii.6; AN.iv.452 Snp.847 Nd1.207; Kvu.58; Netti.199
  • -vimutti emancipation through insight or knowledge (always paired with ceto-vimutti) DN.i.156 DN.i.167 DN.iii.78 DN.iii.102, DN.iii.108, DN.iii.132, DN.iii.281 Iti.75 Iti.91 Snp.725 Snp.727 Netti.7, Netti.40 Netti.81, Netti.127 DN-a.i.313 Vb-a.464
  • -visuddhi purity of insight DN.iii.288
  • -vuddhi increase of knowledge SN.v.97 SN.v.411 AN.i.15 AN.i.45 AN.ii.245
  • -sampadā the blessing of higher knowledge ‣See above AN.i.62 AN.ii.66 AN.iii.12f. AN.iii.182 sq.; AN.iv.284, AN.iv.322
  • -sīla conduct and (higher) intelligence Dhp.229 (˚samāhita = lokuttarapaññāya c’ eva pārisuddhisīlena ca samannāgata Dhp-a.iii.329) Vv.3423 identical = ariyāya diṭṭhiyā ariyena sīlena ca sāmannāgata Vv-a.155). Often used with yathābhūtaṁ ‣ cp. paññāya

cp. Vedic prajñā, pa + jñā