Saptadosha, Saptadoṣa, Sapta-dosha: 1 definition


Saptadosha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Red Zambala: On the Salvific Activities of God

According to Vedanta Deśikan, all forms of material pleasure and happiness and all material goals have 7 defects known as Saptadoṣa these are:—

  1. alpa - their end results are trivial
  2. asthira - they are transient and impermanent,
  3. asukara - not easily obtained, they require much effort and are time consuming.
  4. asukhavasana - ultimately ending in grief and disappointments.
  5. dukhanvita - accompanied by disappointments and supported only by struggle.
  6. anucitam - incompatible with our essential being.
  7. abhimāna-mūla - they’re based upon a false sense of self and lead to further perpetuation of this delusive sense of identity.

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