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Definition of Dvesha

Dvesha Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dvesha (Sanskrit) [from the verbal root dvish to hate] Hatred, dislike, enmity, anger; "One of the three principle states of mind (of which 63 are enumerated), which are Raga -- pride or evil desire, Dwesa -- anger, of which hatred is a part, and Moha -- the ignorance of truth. These three are to be steadily avoided" (TG 107).
Repulsion; hatred; dislike.
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Dvesha Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Dvesha (Sanskrit, also dveṣa; Pali: dosa; Tibetan: zhe sdang) - is a Buddhist term that is translated as "aversion", "aggression", "anger", etc. It can be defined as a fear of getting what we don't want, or not getting what we do want. Dvesha (dosa) is identified in the following contexts within the Buddhist teachings:
  • One of the three poisons within the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.
  • One of the three unwholesome roots within the Theravada Buddhist tradition
  • One of the fourteen unwholesome mental factors within the Theravada Abhidharma teachings

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