Kleshas (Buddhism)

in Buddhism, mental states that cloud the mind

Kleshas, in Buddhism, are unwholesome mental states.


  • Focus right at the mind. Whichever defilement arises first, that’s the one to abandon first.
    • Ajaan Dune, response when asked, "Which defilements should be abandoned first?" Gifts He Left Behind, The Dhamma Legacy of Phra Ajaan Dune Atulo (Phra Rājavuḍḍhācariya), compiled by Phra Rājavaraguṇa, as translated from the Thai by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu

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