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Avidya
Ignorance, lack of knowledge, mistaking the unreal for the real. The words avidya and maya in Vedanta philosophy refer to the force through which the universe evolves.

Avidya
ignorance; mistaking the false for the true, or vice versa; one of the Pancha Kleshas (five 'hindrances' to spiritual growth); said to be the 'mother klesha' from which all others spring forth; the root cause of all suffering.
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Avidya ("ignorance"): the root cause of suffering (duhkha).
Ayurveda ("life science"): one of India 's traditional systems of medicine.
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ignorance; lack of conscious awareness; mistaking the non-eternal for the eternal; confined cognition ...

Avidya ("ignorance"): the root cause of suffering (duhkha); also called ajnana; cf. vidya
Ayurveda, Ayur-veda ("life science"): one of India's traditional systems of medicine, the other being South India's Siddha medicine ...

AVIDYA - ignorance, non-science
AVINASHI - indestructible, imperishable, immortal
AYURVEDA - the ancient Indian medical science. Ayur=Life and Veda=Knowledge ...

Avidya is without knowledge: Thus, Avidya means without Truth or without knowledge. It is the first form of forgetting the spiritual Reality. It is not just a thought pattern in the conventional sense of a thought pattern.

Avidya (ignorance) arises because the jiva identifies with information received through the senses. Therefore, in order to expand our comprehension, Swami Sivananda advises withdrawing the mind internally by disconnecting it from sense perception.

avidya the Ignorance; the consciousness of Multiplicity; the relative and multiple consciousness.
avidyamaya [maya of the Ignorance].
avidyayam antare within the Ignorance. [see the following] ...

Avidya's obscuration of the nature of Brahman. Sankara would have us believe that the true nature of Brahman is somehow covered-over or obscured by Avidya.

Ignorance (Avidya) is the breeding ground of all the sorrows of mankind, due to which there is attachment to immediate perception. There is Raga and Dvesha, attraction and repulsion.

Maya & Avidya
Brahman is both consciousness and power (shakti). This sakti operates in many ways, including the power or creation. One such power is the veiling power which veils the spiritual truth of the oneness of consciousness.

Avidya: ignorance
Ayama: length, expansion, extension.
Baddha: bound, constrained, caught
Baddha Konasana: Cobblers pose
Baddha Padmasana: Bound lotus pose
Bahya Kumbhaka: suspension of the breath after full exhalation ...

Those who realize this ignorance call it avidya (a = no; vidya = knowledge: thus ignorance or absence of knowledge). So maya is also called avidya by yogis.

force and energy of tapas when they resist outward spinning temptation/attractions and distraction/dissipation of their prana and awareness toward neurotic subliminal external activities which are governed by the kleshas (chief among them is avidya ...

The messages are always there, but the "mind" has become conditioned to ignore them (avidya).

You have forgotten your real Svarupa or purpose of life on account of Avidya, Maya, Moha and Raga. You are tossed up hither and thither aimlessly by the two currents of Raga and Dvesha.

Constantly and intently think of courage. Fear is a Vikara, unnatural, temporary modification on account of Avidya. When fear disappears, the attachment for the body goes away and then it is easy for you to go above body-consciousness.

To deal with energy system, Pranamaya kosha, yoga says practice the techniques of Pranayama, Pranavidya, Chakra Shuddhi, Kriya and Kundalini, which will help to channel the flow of energy throughout the system, to stimulate and awaken the prana.

Asmita: Egoism.
Asteya: Abstinence from theft.
Asuddhi: Impurity.
Atyanta: Complete.
Aushadhi: Herbs; medicine; drug.
Avarana: Covering; veil of ignorance.
Avidya: Ignorance.
Avyakritam: Undifferentiated.

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