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Translations of
English concealment,
Sanskrit mrakśa
Tibetan འཆབ་པ།
(Wylie: 'chab pa;
THL: chabpa

Mrakśa (Sanskrit; Tibetan phonetic: chabpa) is a Buddhist term translated as "concealment" or "slyness-concealment". It is defined as concealing or covering up one's faults or uncommendable actions, from either oneself or others.[1][2] It is identified as:


The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:

What is slyness-concealment? It is to perpetuate a state of unresolvedness because of its association with dullness and stubbornness [gti-ruug] when one is urged towards something positive. Slyness-concealment has the function of preventing one from making it clean break with it and feeling relieved.[1]

Alan Wallace states: "Concealment from one's own vices is a type of delusion that stems from ignorance. This includes self-concealment."[3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Guenther 1975, Kindle Locations 878-880.
  2. Kunsang 2004, p. 27.
  3. Goleman 2008, Kindle Locations 2480.


  • Goleman, Daniel (2008), Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, Bantam, Kindle Edition 
  • Guenther, Herbert V. (1975), Mind in Buddhist Psychology: A Translation of Ye-shes rgyal-mtshan's "The Necklace of Clear Understanding", Dharma Publishing, Kindle Edition 
  • Kunsang, Erik Pema (2004), Gateway to Knowledge, Vol. 1, North Atlantic Books 

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