Wright) who earlier worked out similar distinctions between cultic and sinful defilements
So then we can actually break ourselves away by breaking the bottom of the jar, letting go of both the defilements
and the jar itself.
descends, as it were, from an original transgression, or series of transgressions, of an interdict or a taboo--transgressions perhaps committed in some mythical past.
The mind may be clouded by such defilements
as desire, anger and ignorance, but meditation allows you to `see' these limitations and how they affect your thinking and decision-making.
In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, it is very common to list these three defilements
together when describing the condition of the common man or woman.