Spitefulness

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Spitefulness (Skt. pradāśa; Tib. འཚིག་པ་, tsikpa, Wyl. ‘tshig 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. འཚིག་པ་ནི་ཁྲོ་བ་དང་འཁོན་འཛིན་གྱི་རྒྱུ་ལས་མི་བཟོད་པར་ཚིག་རྩུབ་སྨྲ་བར་བྱེད་པའོ།
  • Spitefulness causes one to be unforgiving and utter harsh words out of rage and resentment (Rigpa Translations)
  • Spite causes one to be unforgiving and utter harsh words out of fury or resentment (Erik Pema Kunsang)

Alternative Translations

  • Contentiousness (David Karma Choepel)
  • Annoyance (Gyurme Dorje)
  • Heated anger (Tony Duff)