Buddhasahassanāmāvali - Verse 16

Verse 16

महा-अविज्‍जा पम्मद्दि,
मायाजालविमोचनो;
मिच्छावादं निमद्देसि,
बुद्धं तं पणमाम्यहं.
Mahā-avijjā pammaddi,
Māyājālavimocano;
Micchāvādaṃ nimaddesi,
Buddhaṃ taṃ paṇamāmyahaṃ.
I bow to the Buddha,
Who destroyed great ignorance,
Smashed the net of conceit and deceit,
And shattered false beliefs born out of ignorance.

Vocabulary

  1. mahā-avijjā - great ignorance
  2. pammaddi (aor. of pamaddati) - crush, destroy, defeat
  3. māyājālavimocano - smashed the net of conceit and deceit
    (māyā + jāla + vimocano conceit + net + release)
  4. micchāvādaṃ - false beliefs born from false doctrine
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