We arrive into this world in a state of avidya, or ignorance of our true nature and potential. This primal ignorance characterizes the existential condition of most ordinary human beings. The purpose of our existence is to move from our current state of avidya, ignorance, to vidya, or wisdom, from the finite to the infinite—or, to again invoke the ancient prayers, from the unreal to the real, from darkness to light, from death to immortality.

We arrive into this world in a state of avidya, or ignorance of our true nature and potential. This primal ignorance characterizes the existential condition of most ordinary human beings. The purpose of our existence is to move from our current state of avidya, ignorance, to vidya, or wisdom, from the finite to the infinite—or, … Continue reading We arrive into this world in a state of avidya, or ignorance of our true nature and potential. This primal ignorance characterizes the existential condition of most ordinary human beings. The purpose of our existence is to move from our current state of avidya, ignorance, to vidya, or wisdom, from the finite to the infinite—or, to again invoke the ancient prayers, from the unreal to the real, from darkness to light, from death to immortality.