The Ten Defilements

In Buddhism, there are certain mental states called Kleshas that cloud the mind and lead to unwholesome actions. The first three, greed, hatred and delusion (also known as attachment, aversion and ignorance) are considered the roots of all Kleshas.

Here is the list of Kelshas or defilements as taken from Wikipedia:

  1. greed (lobha)
  2. hate (dosa)
  3. delusion (moha)
  4. conceit (māna)
  5. wrong views (micchāditthi)
  6. doubt (vicikicchā)
  7. torpor (thīna)
  8. restlessness (uddhacca)
  9. shamelessness (ahirika)
  10. recklessness (anottappa)[7]