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By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Mulavidya, MulAvidya, Mulaavidya
Mulāvidya literally means ‘universal or primeval ignorance or nescience’.
- Mula-avidyā - universal or primeval nescience. It is the material cause of the world.
- Tula-avidyā - individual nescience. It is the avidyā that covers consciousness circumscribed by particular objects, like the body.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore