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We should hate defilements?

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#1 RobertK



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Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:54 AM

Thete is a now a belief strongly argued by some Buddhists that aversion should be cultivated as part of the path.,
A discussion on Dhammastudygroup.

In dhammastudygroup@yahoogroups.com, "buddhatrue" <buddhatrue@...>
> James: Rather than focusing on "my taints" (something KS far over-
> emphasizes), let's focus on "worries" or "hates" the defilements. Is
> one supposed to worry about and hate the defilements? Well,
> according to the Abhidhamma, yes! Two of the beautiful mental
> factors are Shame of evil (hiri) and fear of evil (ottappa). These
> are things to be encouraged. We should "hate" or "abhor" the
> defilements (or have shame over them) and we should "worry" about the
> defilements (or have fear about them). These are two of the
> beautiful mental factors which should be encouraged.
> I don't care how you look at it, KS is contradicting what the Buddha
> taught- and in this case it is plainly obvious.
Dear James
It may be hepful to define terms as your disagreement may be about the
nuances of the English translation of hiri , otappa, - and the pali of
hate etc.

When you say one should hate the defilements what are the mental
factors arising when hating? Does it come with pleasant, neutral or
unpleasant feeling?
Do hiri and otappa come with pleasant, neutral or unpleasant feeling?