(Wylie: phrag dog;
|Glossary of Buddhism|
Irshya (Sanskrit, also īrṣyā; Pali: issā; Tibetan: phrag dog) is a Buddhist term that is translated as "jealousy" or "envy". It is defined as a state of mind in which one is highly agitated to obtain wealth and honor for oneself, but unable to bear the excellence of others.
Irshya is identified as:
- One of the fourteen unwholesome mental factors within the Theravada Abhidharma teachings
- Belonging to the category of dosa within the Theravada tradition
- One of the ten fetters in the Theravada tradition (according to the Dhammasangani)
- One of the twenty subsidiary unwholesome mental factors within the Mahayana Abhidharma teachings
- One of the five poisons within the Mahayana tradition
- Belonging to the category of anger (Sanskrit: pratigha) within the Mayahana tradition
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