Avijjā : Ignorance

Avijjā : Ignorance

Avijjā : Ignorance

‘He who has profound knowledge,
who is wise, skilled in discerning the right or wrong path,
and has reached the highest goal
— him do I call a holy man.’

– Dhammapada Verse 403

‘This was said by the Blessed One, said by the Arahant,
so I have heard:
“Ignorance precedes the arrival of unskillful qualities;
lack of conscience & lack of concern follow after.
Clear knowing precedes the arrival of skillful qualities; conscience & concern follow after.”

Any bad destinations
in this world, in the next,
are rooted in ignorance — all —
of desire & greed.

And when a person of evil desires
lacks conscience & respect,
evil comes from that,
and by that he goes
to deprivation.

So cleansing away
ignorance, desire, & greed,
a monk giving rise to clear knowing
would abandon all bad destinations.’

– Itivuttaka 40

Avijjā Sutta SN 45.1

– Source : www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn45/sn45.001.than.html

‘I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi, in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. There he addressed the monks, “Monks!”

“Yes, lord,” the monks responded.

The Blessed One said, “Monks, ignorance is the leader in the attainment of unskillful qualities, followed by lack of conscience & lack of concern. In an unknowledgeable person, immersed in ignorance, wrong view arises. In one of wrong view, wrong resolve arises. In one of wrong resolve, wrong speech… In one of wrong speech, wrong action… In one of wrong action, wrong livelihood… In one of wrong livelihood, wrong effort… In one of wrong effort, wrong mindfulness… In one of wrong mindfulness, wrong concentration arises.

“Clear knowing is the leader in the attainment of skillful qualities, followed by conscience & concern. In a knowledgeable person, immersed in clear knowing, right view arises. In one of right view, right resolve arises. In one of right resolve, right speech… In one of right speech, right action… In one of right action, right livelihood… In one of right livelihood, right effort… In one of right effort, right mindfulness… In one of right mindfulness, right concentration arises.” ‘

Dhamma Sharing
by Ajahn Sumedho
on ‘Ignorance as the Cause of Suffering’
here .. www.amaravati.org/audio/ignorance-as-the-cause-of-suffering/

Dhamma Sharing (Audio)
by Ajahn Brahmali
on ‘Ignorance AN10.61’
here .. https://bswa.org/teaching/an10-61-avijja-ignorance-ajahn-brahmali/
Text for AN 10.61 here ..

Dhamma Sharing (Video)
by Ajahn Brahm
on ‘Ignorance is Bliss’
here … https://youtu.be/9jSwfp5rksc

Dhamma Sharing
by Ajahn Brahmali
on ‘Ignorance AN10.62’
here ..
Video .. https://bswa.org/teaching/an10-62-ignorance-ajahn-brahmali/
Audio .. https://bswa.org/teaching/an10-62-ignorance-ajahn-brahmali-2/
Text for AN 10.62 here ..

Dhamma Sharing
by Ajahn Amaro
on ‘Ignorance Complicates Everything’
here .. www.amaravati.org/audio/ignorance-complicates-everything-2/

– Posted by CFFong