avidya

avidya

[uh-vid-yah]
noun Hinduism, Buddhism.
ignorance of the identity of oneself with Brahman, resulting in imprisonment within the cycle of birth and death.
Compare vidya.


Origin:
< Sanskrit avidyā ignorance, equivalent to a- a-6 + vidyā; see vidya

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