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Buddhist Dictionary by NYANATILOKA MAHATHERA
vijjā-caraṇa:knowledge and conduct'.This expression occurs in those passages in the Suttas where the qualities of a Buddha are described,namely:Truly,the Blessed One is holy,is fully enlightened,perfect in knowledge and conduct..." According to Vis.M.VII,1 and D.3,knowledge (vijjā) refers here either to the 3-fold knowledge (s.te-vijjā),or to the 8 kinds of knowledge,namely:the 6 higher spiritual powers (abhiññā,q.v.),insight (vipassanā,q.v.),and magical power (iddhi,q.v.); whilst conduct (caraṇa) refers to 15 things:moral restraint,watching over the sense-doors,moderation in eating,wakefulness,faith,moral shame,moral dread,great learning,energy,mindfulness,wisdom and the 4 absorptions.

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