(Prajña): Superior Knowledge; gnosis. It represents a special kind of knowledge, a direct insight into the Supreme Reality or into the very essence of objects, as obtained in samadhi (the ecstatic condition). It is distinct from everyday knowledge gained through the senses, by inference, or from tradition. It stands for the higher consciousness working through the mind in all its stages. Prajna is a synonym for jnana. It can be also a synonym for Supreme Consciousness (Awareness).