Glossary

Kaṣāya
Type of termDefinition
TermKaṣāya
Alternative TermsKaṣāyas, kaṣāyas, Kashaya, Kashayas, passion, passions
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'Passion' that causes activity, which results in new karma binding to the soul. It must be eliminated by restraints or austerities so the soul can be liberated. Passion may be attraction – rāga – or aversion – dveṣa – and has degrees of intensity. There are traditionally four passions:

  • anger – krodha
  • pride – māna
  • deceit – māyā
  • greed – lobha.

Also one of the 14 'gateways' or categories of investigation of mārgaṇā – 'soul-quest'.

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