Morning Meditation: A is for Avidya.
Think of Avidya mainly as IGNORANCE
Avidya (Veiling, Ignorance): Avidya is the process of veiling that which is being left behind, while awareness moves outward. When the wave forgets that it is the ocean, that forgetting process is Avidya. It allows the wave to then stand alone, thinking that it is independent. That forgetting process is also called Maya or Illusion. It is called Ignorance as well, which does not mean stupid or uneducated. Note that the root of Ignorance is “Ignore” and that is a process of not seeing or observing anything other than what is being observed. By ignoring everything else, one can focus on one thing at a time. For most people the lack of the ability to ignore in this way might lead to psychosis. For the Yogi with a stable mind, this Avidya is transcended so as to experience the highest, inner most reality that is not subject to death, decay or decomposition.