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Āśraddhya

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Āśraddhya (Sanskrit; Tibetan phonetic: trel mepa) is a Buddhist term that is translated as "lack of faith", "lack of trust", etc. In the Mahayana tradition, āśraddhya is defined as a mental factor that is characterized by a lack of trust, and lack of interest in, or desire for, wholesome things.

Āśraddhya is identified as:

One of the twenty secondary unwholesome factors within the Mahayana Abhidharma teachings

Definitions

The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:

What is lack of trust (ashraddhya)? It is the mind associated With the category bewilderment erring (moha) which does not have deep conviction, has lack of trust, and has no desire for things positive. It provides the basis for laziness (kausidya).

Mipham Rinpoche states:

Lack of faith (ashraddhya) belongs to the category of delusion (moha). It is to not be interested in what is true and virtuous. It forms the support for laziness (kausidya).

Alexander Berzin explains:

Disbelieving a fact (ashraddhya; Tibetan: ma-dad-pa) is a part of naivety (moha) and has three forms that are the contrary of the three forms of believing a fact to be true.

Source

Wikipedia:Āśraddhya