Upaklesha, aka: Upakleśa; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Upakleśa can be transliterated into English as Upaklesa or Upaklesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Upakleśa (उपक्लेश) or Pañcadṛṣṭi refers to the “twenty-four minor defilements” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 69):

  1. krodha (anger),
  2. upanāha (enmity),
  3. mrakṣa (ill-will),
  4. pradāśa (contention),
  5. īrṣyā (jealousy),
  6. mātsarya (selfishness),
  7. śāṭhya (treachery),
  8. māyā (deception),
  9. mada (intoxication),
  10. vihiṃsā (violence),
  11. hrī (shame),
  12. anapatrapā (lack of conscience),
  13. styāna (sloth),
  14. aśrāddhya (faithlessness),
  15. kausīdya (indolence),
  16. pramāda (heedlessness),
  17. muṣitasmṛti (lack of mindfulness),
  18. vikṣepa (scatteredness),
  19. asamprajanya (lack of knowledge),
  20. kaukṛtya (worry),
  21. middha (torpor),
  22. vitarka (thinking),
  23. vicāra (reflection).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., upakleśa). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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