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by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:
by the Pali Text Society:
by Ven. Thanissaro Maha Thera:
by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:
Two roots: doṣa and dveṣa
• Weeds are the imperfection of fields; hatred is the imperfection of this people.
Tiṇadosāni khettāni dosadosā ayaṁ pajā. (Dhp 357)
Illustration: dosa, hatred
The bhikkhunīs are following a wrong course through hatred
dosagāminiyo ca bhikkhuniyo. (Vin.4.237)
Illustration: dosa, flaw
That bhikkhu with the flaw of superstition abandoned, would properly fulfil the ideals of religious asceticism in the world.
So maṅgaladosavippahīno bhikkhu sammā so loke paribbajeyya. (Snp 360)
Illustration: dosaṁ, hatred
Having destroyed love and hatred,
One should live the religious life as solitarily as a rhinoceros horn.
Eko care khaggavisāṇakappo. (Snp 66)
Illustration: dosaṁ, fault
O, may this Samīti the cartwright’s son trim off this bend, this twist and this fault from this felloe so it is free of bends, twists, and faults, and built of purest heartwood.
aho vatāyaṁ samīti yānakāraputto imissā nemiyā imañca vaṅkaṁ imañca jimhaṁ imañca dosaṁ taccheyya evāyaṁ nemi apagatavaṅkā apagatajimhā apagatadosā suddhāssa sāre patiṭṭhitāti. (MN i 31)
Illustration: dosaṁ, spiritual flaws
Make offerings, Māgha, and while offering
Make your mind serene in every respect.
sabbattha ca vippasādehi cittaṁ
ārammaṇaṁ yajamānassa yaññaṁ
Based on this one abandons one’s spiritual flaws
ettha patiṭṭhāya jahāti dosaṁ. (Snp 506)
Illustration: doso, hatred
Hatred is an origin of what is spiritually unwholesome.
Non-hatred is an origin of what is spiritually wholesome.
Illustration: doso, spiritual flaw
Bhikkhus, there are certain ascetics and Brahmanists whose doctrine and dogmatic view is this: There is no spiritual flaw in [pursuing] sensuous pleasures (natthi kāmesu doso ti). (MN i 305)
Illustration: vantadosa, free of spiritual flaws
Not on account of his eloquence or lotus-like complexion is a man excellent if he is envious, stingy, and fraudulent.
Na vākkaraṇamattena vaṇṇapokkharatāya vā;
Sādhurūpo naro hoti issukī maccharī saṭho.
For one in whom these [flaws] are eradicated, destroyed, root and all, removed, then being free of spiritual flaws, the wise man is called excellent.
Yassa cetaṁ samucchinnaṁ mūlaghaccaṁ samūhataṁ;
Sa vantadoso medhāvī sādhurūpo ti vuccati. (Dhp 262-3)
One whose āsavas are destroyed, and who is free of spiritual flaws, he is what I call a Brahman.
Khīṇāsavaṁ vantadosaṁ tamahaṁ brūmi brāhmaṇan ti. (Uda 5)
Illustration: visadosa, virulent spiritual flaws
The Buddha, cleanser of virulent spiritual flaws, removed the spiritual shackle [of grasping] which had long been lurking in me, long been firmly established in me.
Buddho mepānudī ganthaṁ visadosappavāhano ti. (Tha 768)
Illustration: visadosa, virulent imperfection
Craving has been called an arrow by the Ascetic. The virulent imperfection of uninsightfulness into reality oppresses a man with fondness, attachment, and ill will. That arrow of craving has been extracted from me. The virulent imperfection of uninsightfulness into reality has been removed.
taṇhā kho sallaṁ samaṇena vuttaṁ avijjāvisadoso chandarāgavyāpādena ruppati. Taṁ me taṇhāsallaṁ pahīnaṁ apanīto avijjāvisadoso. (MN ii 256)
Illustration: visadoso, poisonous taint
The arrow has been pulled out of you. The poisonous taint has been removed with no trace left behind. It is incapable of endangering you.
ubbhataṁ kho te sallaṁ apanīto visadoso saupādiseso analañca te antarāyāya. (MN ii 257)
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