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Bhasya is a commentary on Hindu sacred texts, especially the sutras,
which are compressed and aphoristic. The bhasyas are significant to their
comprehension. They represent a natural application to the campaign against
avidya (ignorance) as the great impediment
standing in the way of enlightenment and release (moksa).
They share no one single meaning, so the bhasyas may represent various schools
of interpretation. A.G.H.
Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions,
New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 142