Pradāśa (Sanskrit; Tibetan phonetic: tsikpa) is a Buddhist term translated as "spite" or "spitefulness". It is defined as an attitude based on fury/indignation (krodha) and resentment (upanāha) in which one is unable or unwilling to forgive; it causes one to utter harsh words.
(Wylie: 'tshig pa;
It is identified as:
- One of the twenty secondary unwholesome factors within the Mahayana Abhidharma teachings
The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:
- What is spite (pradāśa)? It is a vindictive attitude preceded by fury/indignation (krodha) and resentment (upanāha)–forming part of anger–and its function is to become the basis for harsh and strong words, to increase what is not meritorious, and not to allow one to feel happy.
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