lack of naivety,
lack of stupidity
(Wylie: gti mug med pa;
THL: timuk mepa)
|Glossary of Buddhism|
Amoha (Sanskrit, Pali; Tibetan Wylie: gti mug med pa) is a Buddhist term translated as "non-delusion" or "non-bewilderment". It is defined as being without delusion concerning what is true, due to discrimination; its function is to cause one to not engage in unwholesome actions. It is one of the mental factors within the Abhidharma teachings.
The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:
- What is non-deludedness? It is a thorough comprehension of (practical) knowledge that comes from maturation, instructions, thinking and understanding, and its function is to provide a basis for not becoming involved in evil behavior.
Herbert Guenther states:
- It is a distinct discriminatory awareness to counteract the deludedness that has its cause in either what one has been born into or what one has acquired.
- Guenther (1975), Kindle Locations 542-544.
- 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.