Avijja, aka: Avijjā; 3 Definition(s)
Avijja means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
Avijjā (“Ignorance”); further s. paticcasamuppāda (1).Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
Ignorance (avijja) can, as we have seen, also be classified as a hindrance. There is ignorance with each akusala citta, ignorance is the root of all evil. Ignorance blinds us, it is a hindrance to kusala and to right understanding
One of the six Kamacchandas;Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Buddhism)
Sanskrit word is Avidya. Literally, it means darkness without illumination. Actually it refers to illusion without englightenment, i.e., the illusory phenomena for realities. Avidya is the first or the last of the Twelve Nidanas. Ignorance, karma and desire are the three forces that cause reincarnation.Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
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A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Chapter 7 - What Is Avijja < [Part 1]
Chapter 3 - Five Causes In The Past < [Part 9]
The Doctrine of Paticcasamuppada (by U Than Daing)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 6 - Avijjā and Āsava < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
Part 4 - The Doctrine of Causal Connection of early Buddhism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
Part 9 - Upaniṣads and Buddhism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
Patipada (by Acariya Maha Boowa Ñanasampanno)
Buddha Desana (by Sayadaw U Pannadipa)
Chapter 3 - Two Root Defilements < [Part II - The Dependent Origination]
Chapter 8 - A Being < [Part II - The Dependent Origination]
Chapter 16 - The Noble Advice Of The Buddha < [Part III - The Doctrine Of Anatta]
Momentary Arising (by Ajahn Sumedho)