Regret

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Regret (Skt. kaukṛtya; Tib. འགྱོད་པ་, Wyl. ‘gyod 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 four variables.

Definitions

In the Khenjuk, Mipham Rinpoche says:

  • Tib. འགྱོད་པ་ནི་སྔར་བྱས་པ་ལ་ཡིད་མི་དགའ་བའི་རྣམ་པས་ཡིད་ལ་བཅག་པ་སེམས་གནས་པའི་བར་དུ་གཅོད་པར་བྱེད་པའོ།
  • Regret involves sadness because of mental displeasure with a former action. It prevents the mind from remaining. (Rigpa Translations)
  • Regret involves sadness because of mental displeasure with a former action. It obstructs resting the mind. (Erik Pema Kunsang)