Avijja Sutta, Avijjā-sutta: 1 definition



Avijja Sutta 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Avijja Sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Avijja Sutta - The ignorance of puthujjanas consists in not knowing the nature, the arising, the ceasing and the path thereto, of the five khandhas. S.iii.162.

2. Avijja Sutta - In him who knows and sees the eye, objects, etc., as impermanent, ignorance vanishes and knowledge arises. S.iv.30.

3. Avijja Sutta - When ignorance is abandoned, knowledge springs up. This state is reached by knowing, by seeing the eye, etc., as impermanent. S.iv.49-50.

4. Avijja Sutta - When it is realised that nothing should be adhered to, that all phenomena are changeable and become otherwise, ignorance disappears and knowledge arises. S.iv.50.

5. Avijja Sutta - The ninth sutta of the Samandaka Samyutta. S.iv.261-2.

6. Avijja Sutta - When ignorance leads the way, wrong views arise, wrong aims, etc.; the reverse happens with knowledge. S.v.1.

7. Avijja Sutta - Ignorance is ignorance about Ill, its arising, its ceasing and the way thereto. S.v.429.

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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).

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