Tibetan Buddhism Dictionary System || 藏傳佛教辭典


Tibetan: ཉོན་མོངས། (nyon mongs)     Chinese: 煩惱
Defilements, afflictions (Klesa) are negative destructive emotions and states of mind such as ignorance, attachment, aversion, anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy, desire, depression, delusion and doubt can cause a person to lose peace of mind and self-control. These are causes of suffering and are the roots of samsaric existence.

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