|Chinese||無貪(T) / 无贪(S)|
(Wylie: ma chags pa;
|Glossary of Buddhism|
Alobha (Sanskrit, Pali; Tibetan Wylie: ma chags pa) is a Buddhist term translated as "non-attachment". It is defined as the absence of attachment or desire towards worldly things or worldly existence. It causes one to not engage in unwholesome actions. It is one of the virtuous mental factors within the Abhidharma teachings.
The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:
- What is alobha? It is not to be attached to a mode of life and all that is involved with it. It functions in providing the basis for not being caught up in non-virtuous action.
- Guenther (1975), Kindle Locations 536-537.
- Kunsang (2004), p. 25.
- Guenther, Herbert V. & Leslie S. Kawamura (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 (translator) (2004). Gateway to Knowledge, Vol. 1. North Atlantic Books.