Lack of faith

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Lack of faith (Skt. āśraddhya; Tib. མ་དད་པ་, madepa, Wyl. ma dad 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. མ་དད་པ་ནི་གཏི་མུག་གི་ཆར་གཏོགས་པ་ཡང་དག་པའི་གནས་དང་དགེ་ཆོས་ལ་མི་མོས་པ་ལེ་ལོའི་རྟེན་བྱེད་པའོ།
  • Lack of faith is to fail to appreciate what is authentic and virtuous. It forms the support for laziness and belongs in the category of delusion. (Rigpa Translations)
  • Lack of faith belongs in the category of delusion. It is to not be interested in what is true and virtuous. It forms the support for laziness. (Erik Pema Kunsang)

Alternative Translations

  • Nonfaith (David Karma Choepel)
  • Faithlessness (Gyurme Dorje)
  • Distrust (Tony Duff)