The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

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The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

Postby Madushka » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:46 pm

Most of the defilements we accumulate are not from our actions & talk; but from our thoughts & wishes.

The three main roots of sin are greed, hatred & ignorance (Lobha, dwesha & Moha), which lead to sinful thoughts.

As two persons do not see eye to eye, the appearance of these thoughts would vary according to the place, situation and the person, even if the thought is the same.

This diversity has made it possible to count 1500 defilements which are caused by the three main roots of sin. If we can understand this situation at least to some extent, we would be able to live a life free of attachments.

Getting rid of these defilements restrains one’s mind. It opens the path to insight.

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Re: The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

Postby purple planet » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:27 am

that is great !

i have been looking for something like this for a long time :D

I hope they will finish the list soon - they got to 73 and wrote
To be continued….


60. The pride a low born person has thinking that he is low born.


is it a mistake they put there pride ? or is it meant to actually mean pride - like his proud that his part of a big group maybe ?
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Re: The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

Postby santa100 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:10 pm

A more accurate term probably is "conceit" (mana) which is the measuring of oneself against others in terms of inferiority, superiority, and equality with unwholesome intentions, including self-contempt:

"Whatever recluses and Brahmans, So.na, hold views about the body, which is impermanent, unsatisfactory and subject to change, such as 'I am better [than you],' 'I am equal [to you],' or 'I am worse [than you]' [likewise 'feeling,' 'perception,' 'mental formations,' 'consciousness'], what else are they but folk who do not see things as they really are?


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Re: The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

Postby purple planet » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:44 am

Thanks santa that was helpful


does someone know where i can find the whole 1500 defilements ?
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Re: The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

Postby SarathW » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:42 pm

Hi PP
In my openion,the best way to analyse defilements is given in Abhidhamma. Once you master it, you will be able to pin it down to the route cause.
Please note it is not easy to understand Abhidhamma but keep on trying, penny will drop oneday! :reading: :)



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Re: The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

Postby purple planet » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:22 am

i thought that the 1500 defilements are from the abhidhamma - from where the 1500 is taken ?

I have that pdf of the Abhidhamma, planned to read it when i had time

where does it talk about the defilements types ?
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Re: The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

Postby Madushka » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:17 am

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Re: The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements

Postby Madushka » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:22 am

The Thousand Five Hundred Defilements (4)
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