Upakilesa, Upakilesha: 2 definitions


Upakilesa means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Upakilesa in Buddhism glossary
Source: Google Books: The Fruits of True Monkhood

Upakilesa refers to the “sixteen subtle defilements”, and comprise:

  1. covetousness (abhijjha-visamalobha),
  2. vengefulness (byāpāda),
  3. anger (krodha),
  4. grudge or spite (upanāha),
  5. denigration (makkha),
  6. envious rivalry (palāsa),
  7. jealousy (issā),
  8. stinginess (macchariya),
  9. deceit (māyā),
  10. hypocrisy (sātheyya),
  11. obstinacy (thambha),
  12. contentiousness (sārambha),
  13. conceit (māna),
  14. conceit (atimāna),
  15. vanity (mada),
  16. recklesness (pamāda).

Also see “subtle defilments”.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Upakilesa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Upakileśa (उपकिलेश) or Upakleśa.—q.v.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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