sense of shame,
|Sanskrit||ह्री (hrī), hri|
|Chinese||慚(T) / 惭(S)|
(Wylie: ngo tsha shes pa;
THL: ngo tsa shepa)
|Glossary of Buddhism|
Hri (Sanskrit, also hri; Pali: hiri; Tibetan Wylie: ngo tsha shes pa) is a Buddhist term translated as "self-respect" or "conscientiousness". It is defined as the attitude taking earnest care with regard to ones actions and refraining from non-virtuous actions. It is one of the virtuous mental factors within the Abhidharma teachings.
The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:
- What is hri? It is to avoid what is objectionable as far as I see it and its function is to provide a basis for refraining from non-virtuous actions.
- self-respect - Herbert Guenther, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Rangjung Yeshe Wiki
- conscientiousness - Erik Pema Kunsang
- moral self-dignity - Alexander Berzin
- sense of shame - Rangjung Yeshe Wiki
- Guenther (1975), Kindle Locations 524-526.
- Kunsang (2004), p. 24.
- 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.