Ignorance is the sense of having one particular aim and object and goal in mind. And that aim and object, that goal-mindedness, becomes extremely overwhelming, so you fail to see the situation around you. That seems to be the ignorance. Your mind is highly precoccupied with what you want, so you fail to see what is.
from the book Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos
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- Failing to see what is
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- The ordinary of the ordinary
- The end of ambition