84000 Glossary of Terms

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སྒྲིབ་པ། | Glossary of Terms

  • སྒྲིབ་པ།

  • sgrib pa
  • nivaraṇa
  • āvaraṇa
  • nīvaraṇa
  • Term
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The obscurations to liberation and omniscience. They are generally categorized as two types: affective obscurations (kleśāvaraṇa), the arising of afflictive emotions; and cognitive obscurations (jñeyāvaraṇa), those caused by misapprehension and incorrect understanding about the nature of reality.

The term is used also as a reference to a set five hindrances on the path: longing for sense pleasures (Skt. kāmacchanda), malice (Skt. vyāpāda), sloth and torpor (Skt. styānamiddha), excitement and remorse (Skt. auddhatyakaukṛtya), and doubt (Skt. vicikitsā).