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The 108 Defilements of Buddhism

I created this page to help me and my readers explore the meaning of the 108 defilements mentioned in buddhist literature. Due to my studies with the virtues and vices (check out my free ebook: "Inner Medicine") it seemed to me that the 108 might not be arbitary but perhaps had an inner logic reflecting reality. If you have any information regarding them then please let me know. Also if you have a website that deals with the 108 defilements let me know and I will put it up here.

ostentatiousnessgrudgegamblingingratitude
dipsomaniaambitiondominancefaithlessness
manipulationstinginesspessimismhostility
abusedebasementsexual lustsarcasm
humiliationjealousygluttonyunruliness
hurtcrueltyunkindnesslaziness
envyindifferencenegativityfurtiveness
sadismenviousnessderisionfalseness
high-handednessknow-it-allrageaggression
rapacityeffronterydisrespectfulnesshard-heartedness
eagerness for powerlyinginsidiousnessself-denial
inattentivenesscontemptwrathhaughtiness
greed for moneyseducementvindictivenessinsatiability
voluptuousnessexcessivenesscensoriousnessdissatisfaction
egoismignorancehatredgreed
impudenceimposturecursingimperiousness
lecherousnesscallousnessmalignancytorment
intoleranceblasphemyshamelessnessirresponsibility
obsessionprejudicearroganceviolent temper
garrulitydogmatism presumptionintransigence
oppressionprodigalitylack of comprehensionobstinacy
prideconceitednessdelusionquarrelsomeness
self-hatredviolencevanityhypocrisy
stubbornnessbasenesspretencemercilessness
disrespectridiculemasochismtyranny
capriciousnessdeceitangerdiscord
calculationunyieldingdesire for famedeception

Credit for the above list to the creator: Stefan Laug
silent-light.de/projects/DIE_108_VERGEHEN.html

Links about the 108 Defilements
seinenkai.com/articles/108.html Christian orientated look at the virtues. Fresh and original ideas.
fengshui.co.uk/NineStarKiAstrology.htm (site down?) Are the 108 permutations in Nine star ki astrology connected with the 108 defilements?
Purifymind.com.. 108 feelings
www.tientai.netThe 108 Kinds of Emotional Desires (Klesas)


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