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avidya

[ uh-vid-yah ]
/ əˈvɪd yɑ /
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noun Hinduism, Buddhism.

ignorance of the identity of oneself with Brahman, resulting in imprisonment within the cycle of birth and death.

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Origin of avidya

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