kilesa: Description welcome. Info can be removed after imput.
by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:
Visuddhi Magga XXII, 49, 65:
“There are 10 defilements, thus called because they are themselves defiled, and because they defile the mental factors associated with them. They are: (1) greed (lobha), (2) hate (dosa), (3) delusion (moha), (4) conceit (māna), (5) speculative views (diṭṭhi), (6) skeptical doubt (vicikicchā ), (7) mental torpor (thīna), (8) restlessness (uddhacca); (9) shamelessness (ahirika ), (10) lack of moral dread or unconscientiousness (anottappa).”
The ten are explained in Dhammasaṅgaṇi 1229f and enumerated in Vibhaṅga XII. No classification of the kilesa is found in the Suttas, though the term occurs quite often in them. For the related term, upakkilesa (q.v.; 'impurities') different lists are given.
by the Pali Text Society:
by Ven. Thanissaro Maha Thera:
➥ Kilesa: Defilement. Mental qualities that obscure the clarity of the mind. There are three basic sorts — passion, aversion, and delusion — but these can combine into a variety of forms. One standard list gives sixteen in all: greed, malevolence, anger, rancor, hypocrisy, arrogance, envy, miserliness, dishonesty, boastfulness, obstinacy, violence, pride, conceit, intoxication, and complacency.
by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:
Suttas and Dhammadesanā