Does anyone know if there is a difference between paññā and ñāṇa? If so, what is the difference? Or are they total synonyms?
For example In Ptsm there is chapter called:
"Sotāvadhāne paññā sutamaye ñāṇaṃ."
"Understanding of applying the ear is knowledge of what consists in the heard (learnt)" - Bhikkhu Nanamoli translation.
Pali program that I have, has this translation:
paññā=f. wisdom; knowledge; insight.
ñāṇa= nt. wisdom; insight.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."