Twenty-four Minor Defilements: 1 definition
Twenty-four Minor Defilements 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Twenty-four Minor Defilements:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit upakleśa defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 69). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ‘twenty-four minor defilements’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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