I have made another attempt to explain the truth in simple English in Plain Truths blog. Some of the readers suggested me to provide some scriptural statements supporting these posts. So, I have written Yoga Vedanta blog that gives references to the words of Lord.

I am currently studying Yoga VaasishTa and make few posts to the blog on wordpress.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Knowledge of Ignorance (AVIDYA)

Ignorance (avidya) is not a mere word pointing out the absence of knowledge.

a-vidya has to be understood as the word a-mitra (non-friend).

The word amitra is not a mare word representing absence of a friend. It is pointing out that existence of a foe, enemy.

Ignorance is a (no*)thing (pl. refer to "Thing, Word and Idea" post below to get an idea of what is a thing) as real as the world appearance, which causes the world appearance.

Saadhana (conscious effort) is required to identify this "Ignorance (avidya)" and dissolve it completely thereby purifying and fine tuning the internal instrument (anthakarana) to receive the ever present infinite light & bliss of Atma (vidya) and realize it.

Om Tat Sat.

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