Three Obstructions; 1 Definition(s)

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Also called Three Obstacles. They are the obstructions that hinder the attainment of Buddhahood. When the Three Obstructions are cleared, the Three Virtues will be perfected. The Three Obstructions are: 1. Affliction obstruction - e.g. due to Three Poisons, i.e. greed, hatred and stupidity. 2. Karma obstruction - e.g. due to Five Offenses, and Ten Unwholesome Deeds, i.e. the Karma in the past. 3. Retribution obstruction - e.g. the suffering retribution in Three Evil Paths. Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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