The 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Illustrations
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Their function is to prevent complete enlightenment.
Deluded mental states that block the attainment of liberation and enlightenment. They are: the grosser kind, called disturbing-thought obscurations or obscurations to liberation (Skt: kleshavarana; Tib: nyön-drib), and the subtle obscurations, the imprints left when those are purified, called obscurations to knowledge or obscurations to enlightenment (Skt: jneyavarana; Tib: she-drib).