84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཀུན་ནས་ཉོན་མོངས་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཀུན་ནས་ཉོན་མོངས་པ།

    kun nas nyon mongs pa

    saṁkleśa

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A term meaning defilement, impurity, and pollution, broadly referring to cognitive and emotional factors that disturb and obscure the mind. As the self-perpetuating process of affliction in the minds of beings, it is a synonym for saṃsāra. It is often paired with its opposite, vyavadāna, meaning “purification.”