avidya definition

  • noun:
    • lack of knowledge; especially, in Buddha's metaphysical system, the ignorance which mistakes the illusory phenomena with this world for realities. This is the first of the 12 nidānas, or links inside shut sequence of cause and effect, inside whole selection of sentient presence.
    • Ignorance; particularly, in Buddha's metaphysical system, the ignorance which mistakes the illusory phenomena of the globe for realities. This is the firstly the 12 nidānas, or links within the closed chain of cause-and-effect, inside entire range of sentient existence.

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