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Vihiṃsā

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Vihiṃsā (Sanskrit; Tibetan phonetic: nampar tsewa) is a Buddhist term translated as "malice", "hostility", or "cruelty". It is identified as one of the twenty subsidiary unwholesome mental factors within the Mahayana Abhidharma teachings. In this context, it is defined as the category of anger (Pratigha) or aversion (Dvesha), and functions to treat others abusively and without compassion.

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Definitions

The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:

What is vihiṃsā? It belongs to the emotion anger (Pratigha), lacks loving kindness, pity, and affection, and has the function of treating others abusively.

Herbert Guenther explains:

It is the desire to treat others abusively (40b) without having kind feelings towards living beings.

Mipham Rinpoche states:

Vihiṃsā belongs to the category of anger (Pratigha). Its function is to be uncompassionate an to cause harm

Alexander Berzin explains:

Cruelty (rnam-par ‘tshe-ba) is a part of hostility (Dvesha) and has three forms.

Source

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