Self-satisfaction

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Self-satisfaction (Skt. mada; Tib. རྒྱགས་པ་, Wyl. rgyags 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. རྒྱགས་པ་ནི་ནད་མེད་པ་དང་ལང་ཚོ་སོགས་རང་རྒྱུད་ལ་ཡོད་པའི་ཟག་བཅས་ཀྱི་ཕུན་ཚོགས་གང་ཡང་རུང་བ་ལ་དགའ་ཞིང་ཆགས་པའི་སེམས་ཀྱིས་རང་མགུས་འཐིགས་འགྱིངས་པའི་དོན་ཏོ། ཉོན་མོངས་དང་ཉེ་ཉོན་གྱི་རྟེན་བྱེད་པའོ།
  • Self- satisfaction is to have excessive pride and vanity due to fascination with or attachment towards any kind of defiled prosperity possessed by oneself, such as good health or youthfulness. It forms the support for the destructive emotions and subsidiary destructive emotions. (Rigpa Translations)
  • Self-infatuation is to have excessive pride and vanity due to fascination with or attachment towards any kind of conditioned prosperity possessed by oneself, such as good health or youthfulness. It forms the support for the disturbing emotions and subsidiary disturbing emotions. (Erik Pema Kunsang)

Alternative Translations

  • Arrogance (David Karma Choepel)
  • Intoxication (Tony Duff)