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Taints (Skt. āsrava; Tib. ཟག་པ་, Wyl. zag pa)—synonymous with destructive emotions.

Vasubandhu says in his Treasury of Abhidharma:

Tainted and untainted phenomena:

Except the truth of path, conditioned things

Are tainted since taints

Can develop in relation to them.

Alternative translations

  • Contamination
  • Defilements
  • Outflows

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