(Wylie: 'chab pa;
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. It is identified as:
- One of the twenty secondary unwholesome factors within the Mahayana Abhidharma teachings
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.
Alan Wallace states: "Concealment from one's own vices is a type of delusion that stems from ignorance. This includes self-concealment."
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