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  • See advidya

    Ignorance, but more often the absence of knowledge rather than ignorance. Irrationality, nescience. According to non-dualistic Vedanta it is responsible for the perception of multiplicity in the relative world and also for man's bondage and suffering. Sanskrit, from a "not" + jnana "knowledge", from the verbal root jna "to know, perceive, understand".

    May 6, 2010

  • The false apprehension of reality that keeps the soul from attaining release; form of mistaken knowledge. See: Jnana

    October 30, 2008