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Namo -- Homage (perhaps from a root meaning to bend) Tassa -- to him Bhagavato -- usually translated "blessed one" or "fortunate one" Arahato -- I'm not sure whether this means deserving (perhaps deserving of homage) or fully enlightened (see also here) Samma Sambuddhasa -- see SN 22.58; see also the definition for sammā As to origin the ...


Avijja (beginningless ignorance is the primary defilement where all other secondary defilements arises, including delusion. Avijja means not knowing , not seeing. Based on not knowing, delusion arises

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