Resentment

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Resentment (Skt. upanāha; Tib. འཁོན་དུ་འཛིན་པ་, khön du dzinpa, Wyl. ‘khon du ‘dzin pa) — one of the fifty-one mental states defined in Abhidharma literature. According to the Compendium of Abhidharma, it belongs to the subgroup of the twenty subsidiary destructive emotions.

Definitions

In the Khenjuk, Mipham Rinpoche says:

  • Tib. འཁོན་དུ་འཛིན་པ་ནི་ཁོང་ཁྲོ་བའི་ཆར་གཏོགས་པ་གནོད་པའི་བསམ་པ་རྒྱུན་མི་གཏོང་ཞིང་མི་བཟོད་པར་བྱེད་པའོ།
  • Resentment is an unforgiving mind which does let go of the thought of harming someone. It belongs to the category of anger. (Rigpa Translations)
  • Resentment belongs to the category of anger. It causes one to cling to an intention to cause harm, and to refrain from forgiving. (Erik Pema Kunsang)

Alternative Translations

  • Rancor (Padmakara)
  • Grudge (David Karma Choepel)
  • Enmity (Gyurme Dorje)
  • Grudge-holding (Tony Duff)