Avijja Vagga, aka: Avijjā-vagga; 2 Definition(s)
Avijja Vagga 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)
1. Avijja Vagga - The thirteenth chapter of the Khandha Samyutta. S.iii.170-7.
2. Avijja Vagga - The sixth chapter of the Salayatana Samyutta. S.iv.30-5.
3. Avijja Vagga - The first chapter of the Magga Samyutta. S.v.1-12.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Avijjā, (f.) (Sk. avidyā; fr. a + vid) ignorance; the main root of evil and of continual rebirth (see paṭicca-samuppāda, cp. S. II, 6, 9, 12; Sn. p. 141 & many other passages). See on term Cpd. 83 n. 3, 187 sq, 262 sq. & for further detail vijjā. avijjā is termed an anusaya (D. III, 254, 282; S. IV, 205, 208 sq. , 212); it is one of the āsavā (Vin. III, 4; D. I, 84; III, 216; It. 49; Dhs. 1100, 1109), of the oghā (D. III, 230, 276; Dhs. 390, 1061, 1162), of the nīvaraṇāni (S. II, 23; A. I, 223; It. 8; Dhs. 1162, 1486), of the saṃyojanāni (D. III, 254; Dhs. 1131, 1460). See for various characterisatons the foll. passages: Vin. I, 1; III, 3; D. III, 212, 230, 234, 274; M. I, 54, 67, 144; S. II, 4, 26, 263; III, 47, 162; IV, 256; V, 52; A. I, 8, 285; II, 132, 158, 247; III, 84 sq. , 414; IV, 228; It. 34 (yā kāc’imā duggatiyo asmiṃ loke paramhi ca avijjāmūlakā sabbā icchā-lobha-sammussayā), 57, 81; Sn. 199, 277, 729 (jāti-maraṇa-saṃsāraṃ ye vajanti punappunaṃ ... avijjāy’eva sā gati), 730, 1026, 1033 (avijjāya nivuto loko); Dh. 243; Nd2 99; Pug. 21; Dhs. 390, 1061, 1162; DhA. III, 350; IV, 161 (°paligha). (Page 85)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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