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*eight worldly dharmas
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:45, 16 August 2018

The eight worldly preoccupations or samsaric dharmas (Tib. འཇིག་རྟེན་ཆོས་བརྒྱད་, jikten chö gyé, 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
  • eight worldly dharmas

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