Passion’ that causes activity, which results in new karma binding to the soul. It must be eliminated by restraints or austerities so the soul can be liberated. Passion may be attraction – rāga – or aversion – dveṣa – and has degrees of intensity. There are traditionally four passions:
- anger – krodha
- pride – māna
- deceit – māyā
- greed – lobha.
Also one of the 14 ‘gateways’ or categories of investigation of mārgaṇā – ‘soul-quest’.« Back to Glossary Index