Sleep

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Sleep (Skt. middha; Tib. གཉིད་, nyi, Wyl. gnyid) — 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. གཉིད་ནི་གཉིད་ཀྱི་རྒྱུ་ལ་བརྟེན་ནས་དགེ་མི་དགེ་རིགས་མི་རིགས་དུས་དུས་མིན་སོགས་ཀྱི་རྣམ་འབྱེད་མེད་པར་སྒོ་ལྔའི་ཤེས་པ་ནང་དུ་སྡུད་པར་བྱེད་པ་གཏི་མུག་གི་ཆར་གཏོགས་པ་བྱ་བ་ཤོར་བའི་རྟེན་བྱེད་པའོ།
  • Sleep causes the consciousnesses of the five sense doors to be withdrawn inwardly without any discrimination as to what is virtuous or unwholesome, appropriate or inappropriate, or timely or untimely. It belongs to the category of delusion and forms the support for losing time to do things. (Rigpa Translations)
  • Sleep causes the consciousnesses of the five sense doors to be withdrawn inwardly without any discrimination as to what is virtuous or unvirtuous, appropriate or inappropriate, or timely or untimely. It belongs to the category of delusion and forms the support for losing activities. (Erik Pema Kunsang)

Alternative Translations

  • Drowsiness (Gyurme Dorje)