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Alternative TermsKevalajñāna, Kevalajnana, Kevalajnan, Kevalagyana, Kevalagyan, Kevala-jnana, Kevala-jnan, Kevala-gyana, Kevala-gyan, kevalgyan, kevaljnan, Omniscience, enlightenment, enlightened, omniscient, absolute knowledge, perfect knowledge
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Omniscience, enlightenment or perfect knowledge – the highest of the five types of knowledge, where one knows everything wherever and whenever it is. It is extremely difficult to attain, equivalent to the 13th stage of spiritual purity in the guṇa-sthāna. Digambaras believe only men can achieve it whereas Śvetāmbaras believe that both men and women can become enlightened.

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