Difference between Dosa and Patigha

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Difference between Dosa and Patigha

Post by canadianbuddhist » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 pm


Can somebody tell me the difference between Dosa and Patigha? Also give the exact English translations.

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Re: Difference between Dosa and Patigha

Post by santa100 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:18 pm

They're synonyms, just being placed under different groupings for ease of detailed analysis: dosa/hatred is one of the Three Poisons of lust, hatred, and delusion(raga, dosa, moha) (wiki def.); while patigha/aversion is one of the Seven Underlying Tendencies/Anusaya

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Re: Difference between Dosa and Patigha

Post by Sam Vara » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:26 pm

Others are better qualified to answer this, but until they get here, I'll say that dosa is straightforwardly ill will, malevolence, or hostility; whereas patigha is something more like reaction, resistance, or "pushing back" against a stimulus or contact. I think the former is used more in ethical contexts, and the latter more in psychological.

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Re: Difference between Dosa and Patigha

Post by SarathW » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:47 am

This may some help with your question.

https://puredhamma.net/key-hidden-dhamm ... ha-avijja/
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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