Visuddhi: 'purification', purity. The '7 stages of purification' satta-visuddhi form the substructure of Upatissa's Vimutti-Magga The path To Freedom, preserved only in Chinese, as well as of Buddhaghosa's monumental work, visuddhi-magga The path of Purification, based on the former work.
During such insight practice, however, may arise the 10 imperfections or defilements of insight vipassanūpakkilesa effulgence of light obhāsa knowledge ñāna rapture pīti tranquillity passaddhi happiness sukha determination adhimokkha energy paggaha awareness upatthāna delight nikanti - See Vis.M XX, 105f. App..
Excepting the last one, 'delight', they are not imperfections or defilements in themselves, but may become a basis for them through the arising of pride or delight or by a wrong conclusion that one of the Noble paths has been attained. He, however, who is watchful and experienced in insight practice, will know that these states of mind do not indicate attainment of the true path, but are only symptoms or concomitants of insight meditation.
Actually no, I don't know what you mean. But would you mind elaborating? I think it could be useful.Individual wrote:I would add "Insight" as the 11th defilement of Insight. Know what I mean?
Jechbi wrote:Actually no, I don't know what you mean. But would you mind elaborating? I think it could be useful.Individual wrote:I would add "Insight" as the 11th defilement of Insight. Know what I mean?
Jechbi wrote:Cool. So then, to add to this list of 10 and keep with the format, it might look like this:
11. Confidence (nikkaṅkha). This causes the yogi to falsely believe he has attained to panna, and he will be satisfied and remain as he is. This is caused by having too little sati (mindfulness) -- i.e., he will be distracted from the anicca and anatta nature of that which arises.
Is that what you mean?
This seems to be related to No 2. (Yana).
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