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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.
35) Defilement 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.