Kleshavarana, aka: Kleśāvaraṇa, Klesha-avarana; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kleshavarana 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 Kleśāvaraṇa can be transliterated into English as Klesavarana or Kleshavarana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Kleśāvaraṇa (क्लेशावरण) refers to the “obstacle consisting of the afflictions” and represents one of the three obstacles (āvaraṇa), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Kleśāvaraṇa (क्लेशावरण) or simply Kleśa refers to the “obstruction of defilements” and represents one of the “two obstructions” (āvaraṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 115). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., kleśa-āvaraṇa). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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