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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Defilements in Theravada glossaries]

s. kilesa, upakkilesa. -10 d. of insight: vipassanūpakkilesa, s. visuddhi VI. - Round of d., s. vatta (1).

(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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