The 108 Defilements - Buddha#

There are 108 malas on mala beads representing the 108 defilements

  • abuse - use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse.
  • debasement - the action or process of reducing the quality or value of something.
  • sexual lust -
  • sarcasm - the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
  • humiliation - the action of humiliating someone or the state of being humiliated.
  • jealousy - the state or feeling of being jealous.
  • gluttony - habitual greed or excess in eating.
  • unruliness -
  • hurt - cause pain or injury to.
  • cruelty - cruel behaviour or attitudes.
  • unkindness - inconsiderate and harsh behaviour.
  • laziness - the quality of being unwilling to work or use energy; idleness.
  • envy - a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck.
  • indifference - lack of interest, concern, or sympathy.
  • negativity - the expression of criticism of or pessimism about something.
  • furtiveness -
  • sadism - the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others.
  • enviousness -
  • derision - contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
  • falseness -
  • high-handedness -
  • know-it-all - another term for know-all.
  • rage - violent uncontrollable anger.
  • aggression - feelings of anger or antipathy resulting in hostile or violent behaviour; readiness to attack or confront.
  • rapacity - aggressive greed.
  • effrontery - insolent or impertinent behaviour.
  • disrespectfulness -
  • hard-heartedness -
  • eagerness for power -
  • lying - present participle of lie1.
  • insidiousness -
  • self-denial - the denial of one’s own interests and needs; self-sacrifice.
  • inattentiveness -
  • contempt - the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration.
  • wrath - extreme anger.
  • haughtiness - the appearance or quality of being arrogantly superior and disdainful.
  • greed for money -
  • seducement -
  • vindictiveness -
  • insatiability -
  • voluptuousness -
  • excessiveness -
  • censoriousness -
  • dissatisfaction - lack of satisfaction.
  • egoism - another term for egotism.
  • ignorance - lack of knowledge or information.
  • hatred - intense dislike; hate.
  • greed - intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.
  • impudence - the quality of being impudent; impertinence.
  • imposture - an instance of pretending to be someone else in order to deceive others.
  • cursing - invoke or use a curse against.
  • imperiousness -
  • lecherousness -
  • callousness - insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
  • malignancy - the state or presence of a malignant tumour; cancer.
  • torment - severe physical or mental suffering.
  • intolerance - unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one’s own.
  • blasphemy - the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
  • shamelessness -
  • irresponsibility - lack of a proper sense of responsibility.
  • obsession - the state of being obsessed with someone or something.
  • prejudice - preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
  • arrogance - the quality of being arrogant.
  • violent temper -
  • garrulity - excessive talkativeness, especially on trivial matters.
  • dogmatism - the tendency to lay down principles as undeniably true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others.
  • presumption - an idea that is taken to be true on the basis of probability.
  • intransigence - refusal to change one’s views or to agree about something.
  • oppression - prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority.
  • prodigality -
  • lack of comprehension -
  • obstinacy - the quality or condition of being obstinate; stubbornness.
  • pride - a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
  • conceitedness -
  • delusion - an idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.
  • quarrelsomeness -
  • self-hatred - intense dislike of oneself.
  • violence - behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
  • vanity - excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements.
  • hypocrisy - the practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case.
  • stubbornness -
  • baseness - lack of moral principles; bad character.
  • pretence - an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true.
  • mercilessness -
  • disrespect -
  • ridicule - the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behaviour.
  • masochism - the tendency to derive sexual gratification from one’s own pain or humiliation.
  • tyranny - cruel and oppressive government or rule.
  • capriciousness -
  • deceit - the action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth.
  • anger - a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
  • discord - disagreement between people.
  • calculation - a mathematical determination of the amount or number of something.
  • unyielding - (of a mass or structure) not giving way to pressure; hard or solid.
  • desire for fame -
  • deception - the action of deceiving someone.

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