- Derived from the Sanskrit term "Avidya;" which is defined as "delusion;" as a "Ignorance (of Buddhist teachings);" and as illusion, (māyā (Buddhism)).
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- (religion, Buddhism): avidyā: unenlightenment, ignorance of nirvana and of the fundamental state of existence
無明 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin)