The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Topics

Arthaviniścayasūtram

24. The Four Analytical Knowledges

Herein, monastics, what are the four analytical knowledges?

They are as follows:

  1. The analytical knowledge of meaning,
  2. the analytical knowledge of the way things are,
  3. the analytical knowledge of language,
  4. the analytical knowledge of inspired speech.
  1. The analytical knowledge of meaning is what?

    That is to say, the unchanging knowledge of the ultimate truth.

  2. The analytical knowledge of the way things are is what?

    The unchanging knowledge of things without pollutants.

  3. The analytical knowledge of language is what?

    The unchanging knowledge of utterances.

  4. The analytical knowledge of inspired speech is what?

    What is suitable and facile talk: the unchanging and clear knowledge one dwelling in concentration has (of this).

These are the four analytical knowledges.