Kleshakashaya, aka: Kleśakaṣāya, Klesha-kashaya; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kleshakashaya means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Kleśakaṣāya can be transliterated into English as Klesakasaya or Kleshakashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Kleshakashaya in Buddhism glossaries]

Kleśakaṣāya (क्लेशकषाय) refers to the “stain of defilements” and represents one of the “five stains” (kaṣāya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 91). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., kleśa-kaṣāya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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