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The '''eight worldly preoccupations (or concerns)''' or '''samsaric dharmas''' (Tib. འཇིག་རྟེན་ཆོས་བརྒྱད་, [Wyl.]] ''‘jig rten chos brgyad'') are where all one’s actions are governed by:  
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The '''eight worldly preoccupations''' or '''samsaric dharmas''' (Tib. འཇིག་རྟེན་ཆོས་བརྒྱད་, [[Wyl.]] ''‘jig rten chos brgyad'') are where all one’s actions are governed by:  
 
*hope for happiness and fear of suffering,  
 
*hope for happiness and fear of suffering,  
 
*hope for fame and fear of insignificance,  
 
*hope for fame and fear of insignificance,  
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They are mentioned in verse 29 of [[Nagarjuna]]'s ''[[Letter to a Friend]]''.
 
They are mentioned in verse 29 of [[Nagarjuna]]'s ''[[Letter to a Friend]]''.
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==Alternative Translations==
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*eight worldly concerns
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*eight mundane obsessions
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 22:39, 17 January 2018

The eight worldly preoccupations or samsaric dharmas (Tib. འཇིག་རྟེན་ཆོས་བརྒྱད་, Wyl. ‘jig rten chos brgyad) are where all one’s actions are governed by:

  • hope for happiness and fear of suffering,
  • hope for fame and fear of insignificance,
  • hope for praise and fear of blame,
  • hope for gain and fear of loss;

basically attachment and aversion.

They are mentioned in verse 29 of Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend.

Alternative Translations

  • eight worldly concerns
  • eight mundane obsessions

External Links